This article will guide you on how to install Brave Browser on Pop!_OS. This browser is free and open source, it is secure to use on mobile and computer devices. Brave browser has been designed in a way that it is fast, able to stop online tracking, and is able to use less battery unlike other browsers. Below are some of the features of Brave browser;

Features of Brave browser

  • One of the fastest browser you get to use on any Operating System
  • Brave browser promotes privacy while browsing through Tor by hiding your privacy and masking your location
  • With Brave browser you can browse freely as trackers are blocked
  • With this browser, you can tip and contribute to a website easily

Install Brave Browser on Pop!_OS

Follow the following process to successfully install Brave browser on Pop!_OS.

  • Step 1. Do a system update

To do so, use the commands below;

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

The output;

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt -y install curl software-properties-common apt-transport-https 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
curl is already the newest version (7.68.0-1ubuntu4.3).
curl set to manually installed.
software-properties-common is already the newest version (0.99.3.1).
apt-transport-https is already the newest version (2.1.10ubuntu0.3).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 20 not upgraded.
  • Step 2. Import GPG repository key to your system

To do so, use the following command;

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 -

The output;

[email protected]:~$ 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 -
Warning: apt-key is deprecated. Manage keyring files in trusted.gpg.d instead (see apt-key(8)).
OK
  • Step 3. Add Brave Browser Repository to Pop!_OS system

The following command will help you with that;

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

The output;

[email protected]:~$ 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
deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main
  • Step 4. Do an Update of the Pop!_OS system

Use this command;

sudo apt update
  • Step 5. Install Brave Browser on Pop!_OS

To install Brave browser on Pop!_OS, utilize the command below;

sudo apt install -y brave-browser

The output;

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt install -y brave-browser
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  brave-keyring
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  brave-browser brave-keyring
0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
Need to get 83.9 MB of archives.
After this operation, 271 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 brave-keyring all 1.12 [4,236 B]
Get:2 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 brave-browser amd64 1.24.85 [83.9 MB]
Fetched 83.9 MB in 18s (4,711 kB/s)                                            
Selecting previously unselected package brave-keyring.
(Reading database ... 256322 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../brave-keyring_1.12_all.deb ...
Unpacking brave-keyring (1.12) ...
Selecting previously unselected package brave-browser.
Preparing to unpack .../brave-browser_1.24.85_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking brave-browser (1.24.85) ...
Setting up brave-keyring (1.12) ...
Setting up brave-browser (1.24.85) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/brave-browser-stable to provide /usr/bin/x-w
ww-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/brave-browser-stable to provide /usr/bin/gno
me-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/brave-browser-stable to provide /usr/bin/bra
ve-browser (brave-browser) in auto mode
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.3-2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu4) ...
  • Step 6. Launch the Browser on Pop!_OS

There are two ways to launch Brave browser on your system, through the command line or Pop!_OS GUI.

From the command line, use the following;

brave-browser

Go to Pop!_OS GUI, activities, show applications and search for Brave browser, there you will see it.

You can choose to set it as default browser when prompted by checking the box for it;

Follow the next set up wizard window by tapping on lets go;

Wrap Up

The process on how to install Brave browser on Pop!_OS is quite easy. However, for you not to get an error of “unable to locate package brave-browser“, ensure that you do a sudo apt update just like in step 4. This is immediately after you install all the repositories of the browser. You can learn more about Brave browser on their site.

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