How to Install Brave Browser on Pop!_OS

If the ads trouble you using a web browser, do not worry because Brave browser can be the best solution. This web browser has many features, including fast performance and a privacy-focused approach.

Developed by Brave Software, Inc., Brave is an open-source and independent web browser. Its default settings automatically block website trackers, online ads, etc., separating it from other browsers. So, if you also want to install Brave Browser on Pop!_OS, this tutorial is for you.

How to Install Brave Browser on Pop!_OS

Here, we will include multiple methods to install the Brave browser easily. So, let us take a look at them.

Using Snap Store

The Snap Store is a popular software center for various Linux distributions. It is an application package with all the dependencies of all Linux distros. Snap rolls back gracefully and updates automatically as well.

First, install Snap your Pop!_OS using the following command:

sudo apt install snapd

After installing Snap, restart your system to see if Snap’s paths are updated correctly. Now, run the following command to install Brave browser:

sudo snap install brave

Using Brave Browser Repository Key

You can easily install stable, beta, and nightly branches through the Brave browser repository key. To avoid conflicts, you should ensure that all existing packages are up-to-date before installing Brave:

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

Now, run the command below to install the software packages:

With the above installation, you now have three options for installing the Brave browser. Its three options are stable, beta, and nightly branch. If you want to use the Brave more often, go for the stable version. However, in case you want to go for advanced options, you can install its nightly or beta branch.

You must import different GPG keys and repositories for all these three options. The first thing you need to do is import the GPG key:

Branch GPG Key for Brave Browser
Stable Branch wget -O- https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg | sudo gpg –dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg
Nightly Branch wget -O- https://brave-browser-apt-nightly.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-nightly-archive-keyring.gpg | sudo gpg –dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-nightly-archive-keyring.gpg
Beta Branch wget -O- https://brave-browser-apt-beta.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg | sudo gpg –dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg

Here we will proceed by running the following command for the stable branch of Brave:

After importing the GPG key, import the repository key of the Brave browser for the same branch to which you have added the GPG key.

Branch Repository Key for Brave Browser
Stable Branch echo deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
Nightly Branch echo deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-nightly-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-nightly.s3.brave.com/ stable main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-nightly.list
Beta Branch echo deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-beta.s3.brave.com/ stable main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-beta.list

Here we will run the following command for the stable branch:

echo deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

Use the following command to update your system:

sudo apt update

Finally, execute one of the following commands to install the brave browser:

Branch Installation Command for Brave Browser
Stable Branch sudo apt install brave-browser -y
Nightly Branch sudo apt install brave-browser-nightly -y
Beta Branch sudo apt install brave-browser-beta -y

This way, you can install the brave browser branch in Pop!_OS.

The GUI Approach

The GUI method is easy compared to the above methods. You can easily install your brave browser through this method. To do that, launch the Pop!_OS software center and search for brave in the search box.

Next, click on ‘Install’ and proceed further by entering your system password. After installing the brave, you can quickly launch it and use it.

Launch Brave Browser

To open and run Brave-Browser, type the command below in the terminal.

brave browser

Moreover, you can also open Brave browser by following the path on your system or searching it in the application menu.

Activities > Show Apps > Brave Web Browser

You will see the following pop-up window when brave opens the first time. If you want to set it as the default browser, proceed by clicking the ‘OK’ button or proceed by unchecking the box.


Brave browser is considered one of the best browsers for Linux users in terms of efficiency and security. This tutorial covered three methods to install Brave Browser on Pop!_OS 22.04. Alternatively, you can also install the nightly and beta branches of Brave by importing the appropriate binary package and GPG key, the process of which we have also mentioned. Lastly, remember to update its settings once you launch Brave. It includes many relevant details, like importing bookmarks.

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Prateek Jangid

A passionate Linux user for personal and professional reasons, always exploring what is new in the world of Linux and sharing with my readers.