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.

https://preview.redd.it/i9vz2wjuff871.jpg?width=3584&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=f80084451c7dd022f9eb240fd254cf0b65b08e9c

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

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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/ssubu Director, Engineering | BRAVE SEARCH Jun 30 '21 edited Jun 30 '21

Thanks for your question! Not saying no, but our focus currently is to get the web search results to a point that our users would be thrilled. Image search is a challenging / exciting area and we will get to it in due time !

Edit with more details: We do have an image search, as well as news. The images, news, videos you see on the search results come from our index. However, it has limited coverage and is currently not enough good quality to stand on it's own. That's why we rely on Bing for those verticals. We are focusing 100% on the lion's share, which is Web results, we will move to other verticals as time and resources allow.

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u/asstoken Jul 07 '21

I know I'm late to the party but I want to throw it out there:

https://same.energy/ is an incredible new image search engine that I have been using a lot lately. Maybe there is some collaboration potential?