Quickstart guide: New to Brave? Start here! Follow
If you haven't already, the Brave Desktop browser for Windows and macOS can be downloaded from our official website, and Linux users can download and install the browser using terminal instructions. The mobile browser on Android/iOS can be downloaded from the Google Play store and Apple App store, respectively. System requirements can be found here in our Help Center.
You can also get Brave installation files directly for all platforms on our Github. Additionally, users who would like to test newer, but less stable builds of Brave, you can download Brave Beta, Developer, and Nightly builds on our official website.
- Brave Desktop repository
- Brave Android repository
- Brave iOS repository
- Download Brave Beta
- Download Brave Developer
- Download Brave Nightly
After installing, the Welcome Tour will offer to walk you through the initial setup, including how to import your data from another browser, set your default search engine, browser theme, enrolling in Brave Rewards, and more. We have documentation for all these features and more here on our Help Center.
- Import your Bookmarks and settings from another browser
- Configure your Shields settings for safe and private browsing
- Set your preferred Search engine and configure keyword searches
- Learn how to Sync your bookmarks across devices
- More Settings management articles...
- More browsing basics articles...
Brave Shields is more than just an ad-blocker: Shields protects you from a host of trackers, automatically upgrades connections to HTTPS, blocks cross-site content by default and more -- all of which can be controlled on a per-site or browser-wide basis.
- Learn how Shields protects you while browsing
- Configure Shields for specific sites or all sites
- Learn how to manage Shields for optimal protection online
Our servers neither see nor store your browsing data – it stays private, on your devices, until you delete it. Which means we won’t ever sell your data to third parties. In addition, for added privacy, Brave offers several built-in features that help you keep your browsing data from being saved or visible to those who would seek to exploit it.
- Learn about Private Windows in Brave
- Learn about Private Windows w/tor for added security
- More Private browsing articles...
Brave Rewards is built on the Basic Attention Token (BAT), a new way to value attention, connecting users, content creators, and advertisers.
When you join Brave Rewards, your browser will automatically start tallying (only on your device’s local storage) the attention you spend on sites you visit. Once a month, Brave Rewards will send the corresponding amount of BAT, divided up based on your attention, from your local browser-based wallet to the sites you’ve visited. You can remove sites you don’t want to support, and tip creators directly too. Use the resources below to get started with Brave Rewards.
- Enable and learn how to use Brave Rewards
- Get answers to common questions about Rewards
- Earn BAT for viewing privacy respecting ads
- Enable and learn to use Brave Ads
- Verify you browser wallet to transfer/withdraw earned funds
- More Rewards articles...
If you're a content creator, you may want to allow other Brave users to contribute BAT to your site or channel when they visit it. Simply sign up as a verified content creator on Brave Rewards to start collecting your contributions.
- Answers to Common questions about verified Creators
- Creator Grant Guidelines
- How to verify your site or channel
- Verifying your Youtube Channel
- More Creator articles...