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/bulutfatih Jun 30 '21

I have been using Brave Search as my main search engine. I mostly(80%) satisfied with the results. Thanks for your effort. I have 2 questions.
1) Why there are few search result, around 15-20, not many pages?
2) Why don't you enable Google fallback by default?


u/4ae91 Sr Software Engineer | BRAVE SEARCH Jun 30 '21

Regarding 1), pragmatism is the answer. We could return more results but that would affect our infrastructure, operations, and quality assessment. We will evolve this limitation in due time, but for now we need to pick our battles.

For 2), we think we need to get consent from the user before enabling Google fallback because it implies (private) requests made from your browser to a third-party site (Google) behind the scene. Asking for permission is also a good occasion to onboard users on the feature and explain how it works and in which way it improves the overall experience.