How to install Brave browser on Debian

Endrit Qerreti

Endrit Qerreti

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Brave Browser on Debian.

Brave Browser is a free and open source, which means you can inspect its code and see how it works, or if you want simply to know more about Brave's code then you can do so.

Brave Browser is a browser developed by Brave Software.

Like many other browsers that use Chromium as their browser engine, Brave also is based on Chromium.

Brave Browser can be installed on any Linux distro. In this tutorial, we'll be installing Brave Browser on Debian 12.

Install Brave Browser on Debian

Step 1 - Import Brave Browser's GPG

In order to be able to verify brave's repository when you add it on your system, first you must import brave's GPG key on your system.

curl can be used to download this key, and it can be done by simply running the command below

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

Step 2 - Setup Brave's Repository

Now it's time to setup brave's repository on your system. Brave offers a repository that you can use to download brave package and install it on your system.

To add Brave's repository on your system, you need to run the following

echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

Once you execute the command above, brave browser's repository should now be added on your system.

Step 3 - Enable Brave's Repository

Now that you imported brave's repository on your system. To make this repository active, so you can download brave browser, first you need to update your system.

We are using Debian 12 for this tutorial, so to update Debian 12 we can do

sudo apt update

Next, you should see on your terminal brave's repository that you added on the second step.

Step 4 - Install Brave Browser

Now that everything is set up, proceed to install Brave Browser.

To install Brave Browser, simply run the command below.

sudo apt install brave-browser

Launch Brave Browser

To launch Brave Browser, you can do so using your terminal.


You should also be able to launch Brave Browser using GUI, from the applications menu.

Uninstall Brave Browser on Debian

To uninstall Brave Browser is very easy. All you have to do is run the command below.

sudo apt remove brave-browser


In this tutorial, you learned how to install Brave Browser on Debian, and on Debian based distros.

If you are not using Debian, but your distro is based on Debian (for example Ubuntu), then you can follow this tutorial and install brave browser on your machine.