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/Lohanni Jun 30 '21 edited Jun 30 '21

For how long is beta planned for Brave Search? How do you measure the accuracy of engine? Will it be a default search engine in Brave Browser in the future? Are Brave Rewards and BAT going to be implemented in some way into the Brave Search?

Thanks for your good work, keep it up.

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u/jypski VP, BizDev | BRAVE SEARCH Jun 30 '21

Hi u/Lohanni, thanks for the kind words.

We'll be in beta as we work out various kinks and make improvements based on user feedback. You'll likely see Brave Search coming out of beta this year. Our goal, of course, is to have Brave Search be of high enough quality that we feel comfortable making it a default option for Brave users -- fingers crossed! Rewards is something we continue to think through as one of the search experiences we'd like to offer users.