The developers behind the popular privacy-focused browser Brave have now launched Brave Search. This search engine is now available for testing by the public, the tool is currently in beta.
Brave Search Engine Launched
According to the recent announcement from the tech firm, Brave browser now jazzes up users’ experience with a dedicated search engine. Named “Brave Search”, this search engine aims at respecting users’ privacy as they proceed to search the topics of their interest.
As per the details available on the web page for the tool, this search engine won’t track users.
Brave Search doesn’t track you or your queries. Ever…
Nor would it leave any traces of users’ searches as the firm itself doesn’t log users’ data.
Brave Search doesn’t track you, your searches, or your clicks. It’s impossible for us to share, sell, or lose your data, because we don’t collect it in the first place.
Elaborating further, the post explained that Brave Search is different from other private search tools, including DuckDuckGo, in that it doesn’t rely on the “big techs” like Google.
While DuckDuckGo fetches search results from Bing, Brave Search works independently, using its own search index.
Explaining more about how this search index works, the post reads,
Brave Search uses its own index, but also ensures fully anonymous search, is transparent in how search results are ranked… Brave Search is also introducing the industry’s first search independence metric, displaying the ratio of results coming exclusively from Brave’s index. It is derived privately using the user’s browser as we do not build user profiles.
Nonetheless, this independence isn’t currently in place as the tool still undergoes improvements. Hence, the search engine may fetch some results from Microsoft Bing. But again, this won’t track users.
For now, Brave Search is available as an ad-free platform. Going further, the firm will decide whether to continue with this model or switch to a freemium model.
Testing The New Search Tool
Brave has rolled out the search engine for all internet users globally.
Presently, the tool is available as an option to other search engines. Users can choose to set it up as the default search engine. While in the future, it’ll automatically be available as one.
It bears a sleek design and works like any other search engine would do when you start typing a query.
As for the search results, the tool offers easy options for the users to customize the results based on location, time, and more. Users can also turn off the local results option that works by detecting the IP address.
While Brave Search is worth trying, bear in mind that the tool is still in beta. Thus, expect it to have some issues with search results, particularly with image searches.