Brave Search, on the surface, functions just like any other search engine; visit search.brave.com, enter your search query and view the results. Please see this documentation for instructions on how to set Brave Search as the default search engine in your browser.
On the results page, you can view images, news and videos related to your query, as well as filter your results by date and location. The Safe search setting is also available for filtering out adult/mature content from appearing in the results.
You can view and change Brave Search's basic settings by clicking the menu button on the top-right of the page. From this menu, you can click See all settings to view all available options:
Switch between dark and light themes for the search page
Units of measure:
Switch between US-based and Metric systems for displaying units of measurement.
Open links in new tab:
Toggle this option on to have search result links open in a new tab by default.
Anonymous local results:
Toggle this option on/off to anonymize local search results. Anonymous local search results will use the IP address broadcast by your device but without sharing that IP address and without storing it. For more information on Anonymous local results can be found on the Brave Search help page.
Anonymous usage metrics:
Use this option to enable or disable sending brave anonymous usage metrics. Anonymous and aggregated metrics help us improve Brave Search for you and for the search community. We've designed metrics so the data can't be used to identify you or your device or to learn anything about you individually. For more information on Anonymous local results can be found on the Brave Search help page.
Google fallback mixing:
For queries where Brave Search is not yet refined, your browser will anonymously check Google for the same query, mix the results for you and send the query data back to us so we can improve Brave Search for everyone. More information on Google fallback mixing can be found here.