Brave Completely Redesigned Browser Data Sync

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Web browsers with 8 Comments

Brave announced today that it has completely redesigned its web browser sync system, making it easier to move between devices. Additionally, the firm revealed that Brave now has over 16.7 million monthly active users and 5.7 million daily active users.

“Starting today, Brave desktop users (version 1.12) and Android users (version 1.12) can use our fully redesigned sync functionality to sync data from desktop to desktop, as well as across desktop and Android devices,” the firm announced. “Support for iOS will follow shortly.”

According to the firm, Sync v2, as it calls it, was rebuilt over the last several months to be more compatible with the Chromium sync system. And Sync v2 supports more sync data types, while still keeping its client-side data encrypted, so only users can see their own data. Sync v2 supports the syncing of bookmarks, passwords, autofill data, browsing history, open tabs, extensions, themes, settings, and web apps. And support for Brave Rewards data sync is coming soon.

You can learn more about how to transition from Sync v1 to Sync v2 on the Brave website.

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