How to update Brave browser
Brave browser version 0.7 launched on January 20, 2016. Like other browsers, the Chromium web browser serves as the base for Brave. Yet Brave differentiates itself in a variety of ways. For example, Brave blocks advertisements and web site trackers by default. In doing so, Brave intends to make the browsing experience both faster, safer and more private when compared to other web browsers. Additionally, Brave has integrated HTTPS Everywhere to help redirect sites you visit to HTTPS. In the future, Brave wants to collect Bitcoin micropayments and display “better ads” to compensate web site publishers for lost advertising revenue.
On April 7, 2016, representatives of multiple newspaper publishers issued a cease and desist letter to Brave Software. The letter said, “Your plan to use our content to sell your advertising is indistinguishable from a plan to steal our content to publish on your own website.” In response, Brave said in a statement that it “is the solution [to ad-blocking], not the enemy.” Brave also published a separate response on its web site.
Check for Updates
It is important to update Brave browser when new releases become available. New releases often include new features and security updates. To update Brave browser on your desktop or laptop computer, launch the application, and click the Help menu > Check for Updates….
If you have chosen not to display the menu bar, click the Menu icon instead. Click Help > Check for Updates….
If the Brave version you have installed is the latest available version, a message will display in the notification bar at the top of the window that says, Not yet! Sorry, there are no updates yet. Please check back soon. Click the Hide button to close the notification.
However, if an update is available, the message in the notification bar will say, Update found, we’re downloading it… instead.
Once the update has downloaded, the message in the notification bar will say, Hello! A Brave update was just released. Requires a quick relaunch.
Click the Details button to display the new version number, a brief description of new features, and a link to release notes.
Finally, click the Update button to complete the installation, and relaunch Brave. Once the installation has completed, Brave browser will relaunch. When you check for updates again, Brave will notify you that there are no updates yet.
— Tech Help KB (@techhelpkb) February 16, 2017
References for February 15, 2017, release of Brave 0.13.4 update
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