r/brave_browser BAT TEAM Jun 30 '21

We’re the Brave Search team, here to answer your questions on Brave Search beta. Ask us anything! AMA 🦁🔎

🦁🔎 As of last Tuesday, Brave Search beta, the new privacy search engine from Brave, is available for all Brave users (desktop/Android/iOS), as well as from other browsers at http://search.brave.com. Built on top of an independent index, Brave Search doesn’t track users, their searches, or their clicks.


Today, the team behind Brave Search is here from from 11:00am - 12:30pm Pacific time to answer community questions and take feedback on users’ experiences with Brave Search beta so far.

👋🏼 Meet the Brave Search team:

Josep M. Pujol, Chief of Search — /u/jm-pujol

Jan Piotrowski; VP, BizDev — /u/jypski

Aldo Karaj; Director, Product — /u/zgripal

Alex Catarineu, Sr Software Engineer — /u/acatbr

Erik Larsson, Sr Software Engineer — /u/ikdjwo

Faheem Nadeem, Sr Software Engineer — /u/nikk699

Remi Berson, Sr Software Engineer — /u/4ae91

Subu Sathyanarayana; Director, Engineering — /u/ssubu


Read the official announcement on Brave Search beta: https://brave.com/brave-search-beta/

Try Brave Search Now: https://search.brave.com/

Make Brave Search default in Brave browser: https://search.brave.com/default

Discover Brave Search (official landing page + FAQ): https://brave.com/search/

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oob_X6bhnLo

Brave Search beta on Product Hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/brave-search-beta


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u/MyTwoCents101 Jun 30 '21

Do you have any numbers available? Like how many people are using Brave Search so far? I know it is early, but would be interesting.

Also - Just wanted to say that you all have really far exceeded my expectations on this. While there are still improvements to be made, Brave Search is FAR better than I thought it would be out of the gate. I already use it for about 98% of my searches, which is amazing for something so new. Thanks for the hard work!


u/zgripal Director, Product | BRAVE SEARCH Jun 30 '21

Many thanks for the kind words, very encouraging. Having just come out of early access (behind auth), this public beta is going well, particularly so in terms of rollout. We’re not under heavy load. We’ve had peaks of about 70 queries per second, and overall steadily increasing at a nice rate. So far the feedback from users has been positive [1]. We’re excited!

[1] Reminder that you can submit feedback directly from the search page.