Brave Has Over 15 Million Monthly Active Users

Posted on June 3, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Web browsers with 5 Comments

Brave, which makes an alternative Chromium-based web browser, now claims to have over 15 million monthly active users.

“This May, Brave saw its monthly active users pass the 15 million mark with 15.4 million users, a growth of 50 percent since the Brave 1.0 launch this past November, and of 125 percent or 2.25 times over the past year,” the firm announced this week. “Daily active users also went up significantly, with 5.3 million users browsing with Brave on a daily basis, up from 2 million one year ago.”

Brave also touted strong growth in Brave Ads, which it says are “private by design” and have seen a 255 percent increase from 400 total ad campaigns by October 2019 to over 1500 now. Brave Ads see a 9 percent click-through-rate, Brave says, much higher than the 2 percent industry average.

The Brave web browser is available on desktop and mobile and is most notable for its significant privacy and performance advantages over Google Chrome.

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6 responses to “Brave Has Over 15 Million Monthly Active Users”

  1. bart

    With loads of people being forced to work from home in recent months, there has been growth of software/services which weren't big gainers before the Covid-19 outbreak. Besides Brave, Zoom and Teams spring to mind. (Though Teams was gaining momentum). There for it'll be even more interesting to see which software/services show growth after the Covid-dust settles down.

  2. Daekar

    Would love to see the new dominant browsers be Brave, Edgium, and Firefox. The way things are going, it could actually happen.

  3. dftf

    I use Brave on my Android phone (formerly, pre-smartphone I used Opera Mini, which is still good if you have limited data, as it strips-out or re-compresses images on the server-side before sending, so much smaller data-use, but should not be used for HTTPS sites, e.g. banking, as they break the encryption, perform their compression, then re-encrypt the site before sending).

    I have tried Vivaldi also but I really don't see if that has any benefit over Brave, and Firefox is too-slow in comparison (though I understand they are working on a new browser for Android)

    On Windows, I tend to use either Google Chrome or Firefox on Windows 7, or Firefox and the new Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. (I'd imagine on Windows 7, it'll be the ESR version of Firefox only before long... only around a year of Chrome support left!)

  4. txag

    I have defaulted to Brave on my Windows computers. Very happy to be in a Chrome-free environment.

  5. MikeCerm

    Brave needs to provide actual sync functionality before they can really claim to be an alternative to Firefox and Chrome. I use Brave regularly for sites that don't work well in Firefox, but it bugs me that I have to set the browser up from scratch every time I move to a new device, so I just don't do it.

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