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How to Install Brave Browser on Linux Mint 21

The priority of every user before downloading a browser is privacy and security. Brave browser is the fast, secure, and open-source browser available for multiple platforms. It doesn’t even allow third parties to access your data.

Some prominent features of Brave Browser are listed below:

  • Fast browsing speed
  • Block third party access, creepy ads, and cookies
  • Import bookmarks and settings
  • Night mode
  • Custom background
  • Extensions/plugins
  • Search engine that can load pages 3x to 6x faster
  • Sidebar where you can bookmark favorite sites and access them easily
  • Most importantly, it is private and safe as providing high security and privacy

How to Install Brave Browser on Linux Mint 21

Follow this guide carefully as we need to download trivial dependencies before installing Brave Browser.

The step-by-step guide is mentioned below:

Step 1: Updating Apt Cache
While moving towards the installation process, the first step would be to refresh the apt repository with the help of the given command:

$ sudo apt update

Step 2: Installing System Utilities
After updating the system repository, install the following system basic utilities to manage and monitor repositories:

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

Step 3: Importing Repository
The next step is to import the GPG key to the Linux Mint system by copying the mentioned command in terminal:

curl -s | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -

Step 4: Add Repository
Download the browser packages by adding the following repository to the local system for installing the browser:

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

Step 5: Updating Repository Again
After adding all the required keys and installing packages/repositories, it’s time to update the apt repository again:

$ sudo apt update

Step 6: Installing Application
Finally, you can install Brave Browser with the help of the following command:

$ sudo apt install brave-browser

Step 7: Launching Application
Start with the brave-browser, type in terminal:

$ brave-browser


Brave Browser is the most secure, private, free of cost and fastest browser in the system. It is even 3x to 6x faster than other browsers and blocks the access of third-party ads. Due to the availability of rich features, it is popular among users in the market. In this guide, we have discussed the Brave Browsing features and step-by-step installation process on the Linux mint 21 system.

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Syeda Wardah Batool

I am a Software Engineer Graduate and Self Motivated Linux writer. I also love to read latest Linux books. Moreover, in my free time, i love to read books on Personal development.