Last updated: April 26, 2019
After more than four months of testing in their development and beta channels, Brave Ads launched today in the stable channel for desktops. The latest Brave release for macOS, Windows, and Linux lets users opt-in to display ads based on interests inferred by their browsing behavior. Brave accomplishes this on the local device without using or sharing personal data or browsing history.
Brave browser blocks ads and trackers in webpages by default. The browser delivers Brave Ads outside of the browser window in the computer’s notification area. Delivered ads display at a time when they won’t be disruptive. Users who opt-in receive 70% of the ad revenue share as a reward for giving advertisers their attention. Rewards consist of Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) paid to users via Brave’s built-in wallet. Users provide tips and automatic contributions to reward content creators with BAT they have earned. In the future, Brave will add an option for users to pay for premium content and to withdraw BAT for personal use and conversion to local currency.
Enable Brave Ads
Step 1. Download and install the latest version of Brave browser by clicking the Download Brave button below.
Step 2. Turn on Brave Rewards. Visit
brave://rewards/ in Brave browser’s address bar. Users may also click the triangle icon in the address bar, then click Rewards Settings. Slide the toggle button On to enable Brave Rewards.
Step 3. Turn on Brave Ads. Scroll down to the Ads section, and slide the toggle button On to enable Ads.
Step 4. Select ads per hour. Click the Ad Settings icon below the toggle button to set the maximum number of ads you want to see per hour. The default is 2 ads per hour.
Step 5. Surf the web normally using Brave browser.
Step 6. Ads automatically display in the computer’s notification area at times that do not disrupt your browsing.
Note that Brave limits the availability of Brave Ads to users in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. They will add more regions soon, as well as extend Brave Ads to their iOS and Android apps. Also still to come is the ability for users to redeem their BAT rewards using TAP Network’s 250,000 brand partners.
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