install brave ubuntu

As Brave isn’t available in Ubuntu’s APT repository, you have two ways to install it. If you want to follow official instructions (which we recommend), you can import the Brave repo and GPG keys and install Brave. Or, you can skip this and install it from the snap store.

We’ll cover both methods in this article. Aside from that, we’ll also explain how you can install and manage different Brave versions.

Install Brave on Ubuntu

For the official method, we’ll use curl to import the Brave keyring. Fresh installs don’t include curl, so if required, install curl first with

sudo apt install curl  

Retrieve the keyring GPG.

sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg

Append the Brave repo to your sources list.

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg] stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

Update your package index and install Brave with

sudo apt update && sudo apt install brave-browser

Now, you can launch Brave from the Applications menu, or directly from the terminal with 


Install Brave Graphically

You can install Brave from the Ubuntu Software app too, but this method sources it from the snap store. While this is generally fine, some users have had issues with the snap store version compared to the deb version. But if you’re fine with trying out the snap version, this method of installation is easier.

  1. Search and open ‘Ubuntu Software’ from the Activities overview.
    ubuntu software app
  2. Locate Brave in the Ubuntu Software app and click on Install.
    install brave snap store
  3. Enter your password for authentication.
    ubuntu software authentication
  4. After Brave is installed, you can launch it from the Applications menu.
    brave browser ubuntu

Install Brave Beta or Nightly

The Nightly channel is where new changes are first introduced. After a while, the changes are promoted into the Beta channel, and eventually the Stable release. If you want to install the Beta or Nightly builds instead of Stable, the process is mostly the same.


sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg] stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-beta.list
sudo apt update && sudo apt install brave-browser-beta


sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-nightly-archive-keyring.gpg
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-nightly-archive-keyring.gpg] stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-nightly.list
sudo apt update && sudo apt install brave-browser-nightly

Managing Brave Browser

You can update Brave along with the other packages in your system with

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Or, you can update the Brave package only with

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --only-upgrade brave-browser

If you need to update the snap version instead, you can use

sudo snap refresh brave 

To uninstall Brave, you can use

sudo apt remove brave-browser


sudo snap remove brave

And finally, to remove the Brave repo from your sources list, you can use

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
Anup Thapa

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Anup Thapa is a Linux enthusiast with an extensive background in computer hardware and networking. His goal is to effectively communicate technical concepts in a simplified form understandable by new Linux users. To this end, he mainly writes beginner-friendly tutorials and troubleshooting guides. Outside of work, he enjoys reading up on a range of topics, traveling, working out, and MOBAs.