Welcome to our guide on how to install Brave Browser on Linux Mint 20. Brave is a free to use and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. Its source code is based on the Chromium browser. Brave is designed to block ads and website trackers by default and guarantee privacy.

As a Brave user you can also earn rewards by opting into the privacy-respecting ads and help give publishers back their fair share of Internet revenue. Brave web browser can be installed on Linux, macOS and on Windows systems.

Features of Brave Web Browser

Here are some few great features of Brave web browser.

  • Faster load speeds: Brave is stated to load pages faster than Chrome and Firefox.
  • Settings and Bookmarks import: You can easily import your settings and bookmarks from your old browser.
  • Support your favorite sites with Brave Rewards: Turn on Brave Rewards and give a little back to the sites you frequent most.
  • Search: You can choose default search engine and use keyboard shortcuts for alternate search engine.
  • Extensions/Plugins: Brave supports most of the Chrome extensions in the chrome web store
  • Security: Enjoy built-in password manager, form autofill and ability to use “Do not track” with browsing requests.
  • Shields: Ad blocking, Cookie control, Per-site shield settings and Cookie control.
  • Tabs & Windows: Ability to use Private Windows, Pinned Tabs, Auto-unload and many other features.
  • and many more

Install Brave Browser on Linux Mint 20

Brave browser can be installed on a Linux Mint 20 Desktop machine from the official APT repository or by manually downloading the .deb package and installing it with the apt or dpkg command line tool.

Before you begin any installation consider updating your system APT index.

sudo apt update

Then install basic system utilities required to manage repositories.

sudo apt install curl software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y

Import Brave Browser repository GPG key:

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -

After GPG is imported, add the repository to your local system using the following command.

echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

Run the apt update command to get latest package index.

$ sudo apt update
0% [Working]
Get:1 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable InRelease [3,181 B]
Hit:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease                         
Hit:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu focal InRelease                      
Get:4 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 Packages [4,158 B]
Ign:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com ulyana InRelease                           
Hit:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease    
Hit:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease      
Hit:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease
Hit:9 http://packages.linuxmint.com ulyana Release
Fetched 7,339 B in 1s (8,035 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.

Finally install Brave Web browser on Linux Mint 20 using the apt command line tool.

sudo apt install brave-browser

Hit the y key to accept installation prompt.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  brave-keyring libu2f-udev
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  brave-browser brave-keyring libu2f-udev
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 79.4 MB of archives.
After this operation, 255 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

Launch Brave Web Browser on Linux Mint 20

After installation you can use the terminal or Desktop Environment Launcher to start brave web browser on Linux Mint 20 Desktop machine.

$ brave-browser

Hit the “Let’s Go” button to start configuring Brave Browser and using it as your default web browser.

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