Brave is an open-source web browser that enables advertisement and tracker-free experience out of the box whereas other browsers such as Firefox are required to install plug-ins and customization to get a similar experience as Brave gets you out of the box.
Brave is cross-platform and known for smooth experience across the platforms. Similarly, you will get a smooth experience of Brave on Ubuntu too. Brave has more to offer than just browsing the web, let’s discuss some key features of it.
- Key Features of Brave Browser:
- Installing Brave on Ubuntu 20.04
- Uninstalling Brave Browser from Ubuntu 20.04
- Frequently asked questions related to Brave Browser
Key Features of Brave Browser:
- No YouTube ads: This is how they advertise their browser and you don’t get any ads on YouTube if you use brave.
- Load pages 3x to 6x faster: Brave does not load Privacy invading ads and trackers which puts less burden on the browser to load the page and this makes it much faster than your usual browser.
- Shield: You get many features under Shield such as Cookie control, Fingerprinting prevention, Block scripts, and much more
Installing Brave on Ubuntu 20.04
We will show you 3 different methods to install Brave Browser so that you can proceed further whether you are a beginner or an advanced user.
Method 1 – Using GUI to install Brave Browser on Ubuntu 20.04
This is the easiest method by which you can install Brave Browser on Ubuntu Machine. Follow the given steps which only require some clicks here and there to get your desired Brave browser installed,
Search for Ubuntu software on your App menu and click on the first result.
Click on the search button located at the upper left corner and search Brave. Click on the first result that came up.
Click on Install Button. You will be asked to Enter your password. Enter your password and it will start the process.
That’s it Brave has been installed on your Ubuntu System without involving any complex steps.
Method 2- Using Snap pack in Terminal to install Brave on Ubuntu 20.04
If you are familiar with Terminal, this is going to take only one step for you to install Brave Browser on your Ubuntu Machine.
sudo snap install brave
Ubuntu has out-of-the-box support of Snap packs which enables you to install available software in a single command.
Note: This is only applicable if you are running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Later.
Congratulations! Brave has been installed on your Ubuntu Machine
Method 3- Installing Brave as an official Guide
This process will require a few commands on the terminal but ensures you have the latest version of Brave Browser because we are downloading it directly from their Repositories.
sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl
This command will install curl and allow apt (Official package manager of Ubuntu) over HTTPS
sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg
This will add Brave repository Key to your Ubuntu Machine
echo “deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main”|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
This command will add Brave Repository to sources.list.d
sudo apt update
It updates indexes of all the Repositories that we currently have installed on our System.
sudo apt install brave-browser
It will install Brave Browser to your System.
Uninstalling Brave Browser from Ubuntu 20.04
If you are not satisfied with brave, you can easily remove it from your Ubuntu System. We will show you 3 different methods to uninstall Brave which heavily depends on which method you chose to install in the first place.
Method 1 – Uninstalling Brave using GUI
This method is only applicable if you have followed the first or second method which we have shown you previously for the installation process.
Open your Ubuntu Software and search for Brave. Select the first result.
Click on the Remove button. You will be asked whether you want to remove it or not so click on remove again. Enter your password.
Method 2 – Uninstalling Brave from Terminal (For Snap version)
This method is also applicable if you chose the 1st and 2nd methods to install Brave Browser.
Open your Terminal and run the following command:
sudo snap remove brave
That’s it. Brave has been removed from your system.
Method 3 – Uninstalling Brave from Terminal
This method will be only applicable if you went with 3rd method to install Brave Browser. Use the following command:
sudo apt remove brave-browser
Is Brave browser available for Linux?
Yes, the Brave browser is available for each Linux distribution but only if you have a 64-bit architecture.
How do I open Brave from the Ubuntu terminal?
In Ubuntu, you can open any software by running its name in Terminal. Similarly, you can use the brave-browser command in Terminal to open Brave Browser.
Brave is an open-source web browser and is available on almost every platform. Brave provides you with many features out of the box such as add-blocking. The major benefit of Brave is that it is open-source so there will not be any fishy things going on behind your back.
Just download Brave on Ubuntu and it will secure you from most of the trackers on the web.