Install Brave Browser on Linux Mint 21

Brave is a privacy-focused browser with built-in AdBlock and tons of privacy-friendly features.

It automatically blocks creepy ads which track you across different websites and record your activity on the internet.

This makes your browsing experience 3x faster and saves up to 33% memory.

Brave respects your privacy by shielding you from the surveillance economy and in the meantime, you can earn money by just browsing on Brave.

It shows you privacy-respecting ads and you can earn money by viewing those ads in form of a cryptocurrency called BAT ( Basic attention token).

Brave is supported on multiple platforms including Windows and Linux. You can easily install the Brave browser on Linux by following this tutorial.

Brave is only supported on 64-bit AMD/Intel architectures (amd64 / x86_64) and Linux is not presently supported within Brave’s referral program.

This tutorial works for Debian 9+, Ubuntu 14.04+ and Mint 17+

Let us now install Brave on Linux mint 21.

Step 1: Install Dependencies

Install all the required packages for the installation of Brave by executing the following command in Brave.

Install Chrome Browser on Ubuntu
sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl gnupg
brave browser for linux

Step 2: Add brave browser to the trusted packages list

You must add Brave browser to the list of trusted packages by running the following command in the Terminal.

We need to add Brave as a trusted package in order to update it without problems.

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 -
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This will download and add the trusted gpg key to our system and we will be able to update securely from this repository.

Step 3: Add Brave repository to the sources list

Now add Brave browser’s repository to the sources list by running the following command in the Terminal.

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
brave browser linux

This will allows us to fetch brave from its repository and install it on our system.

Step 4: Update the Packages list

Now update the list of packages using the following command. his will fetch information from the brave repository as well and in the next step, we will be able to install the Brave browser on our system.

sudo apt update
run sudo apt update in the terminal

Step 5: Install the Brave browser

Now finally fetch and install brave using the command below.

sudo apt install brave-browser

This will install the brave browser on our system. You can also update the Brave browser on Linux using the same command if an update is available.

brave browser installed on linux mint 20

Step 6: Launch the Brave browser

Once the installation is finished you can launch the Brave browser using the terminal or from the menu easily.

brave-browser
brave browser linuux mint 20

Conclusion

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