How to Install Brave Browser on Fedora, Red Hat & CentOS

Brave is an increasingly popular web browser for Linux. Learn to install Brave on Fedora Linux. You'll also learn about updating it and removing it.

Brave is an increasingly popular web browser for Linux and other operating systems. The focus on blocking ads and tracking by default, along with Chrome extension support, has made Brave a popular choice among Linux users.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn to install Brave on Fedora Linux. You’ll also learn about updating it and removing it.

The tutorial has been tested on Fedora but it should also be valid for other distributions in the Red Hat domain such as CentOS, Alma Linux and Rocky Linux.

Install Brave browser on Fedora Linux

You’ll have to go to the command line way for installing Brave here.

As a prerequisite, please ensure that dnf-plugin-core is installed.

sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

The next step is to add the Brave repository to your system:

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/

You should also import and add the repository key so that your system trusts the packages coming from this newly added repository:

sudo rpm --import https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc
adding brave browser repository in fedora
Adding Brave Browser repository in Fedora Linux

You are all set to go now. Install Brave with this command:

sudo dnf install brave-browser

Press Y when asked to confirm your choice. It should take a few seconds or a couple of minutes based on your internet speed. If the DNF cache was not updated recently, it may even take longer.

Installing Brave Browser in Fedora
Installing Brave Browser in Fedora

Here's a screencast of Brave installation on Fedora.

Adding Brave browser repo and GPG key to your system
Adding Repo and Key

Once the installation finishes, look for Brave in the system menu and start from there.

Start Brave browser in Fedora Linux
Start Brave browser in Fedora Linux

Updating Brave browser on Fedora Linux

You have added a repository for the browser and also imported its key. Your system trusts the packages coming from this repository.

So, when there is a new Brave browser release and it is made available to this repository, you’ll get it through regular system upgrades.

In other words, you don’t have to do anything special. Just keep your Fedora system updated and if there is a new version from Brave, it should be automatically installed with system updates.

Removing Brave browser from Fedora Linux

brave browser in fedora linux
Brave Browser in Fedora Linux

If you do not like Brave for some reasons, you can remove it from your system. Just use the dnf remove command:

sudo dnf remove brave-browser

Press Y when asked:

removing brave browser fedora linux
Removing Brave browser from Fedora Linux

You may also choose to disable the brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com_x86_64_.repo or delete this file completely from the /etc/yum/repos.d. Though it’s not really mandatory.

Optionally again, you may choose to remove browsing data and cache to completely eliminate any remaining traces of Brave from your system.

These are located in ~/.config/BraveSoftware and /.cache/BraveSoftware. You can use the command line or the file explorer to delete these folders.

rm -rf ~/.config/BraveSoftware
rm -rf ~/.cache/BraveSoftware

Get more out of Brave browser

Since you have installed Brave on Fedora, how about learning about a few tips and tweaks?

For instance, you can save downloaded files automatically in Brave Browser.

How to Save Downloaded Files Automatically in Brave Browser
The excellent Brave browser asks where to save the downloaded files by default. Here’s how to change this behavior and save downloaded files automatically.

Brave has a Picture-in-Picture mode. You probably didn't know about it because it is sort of hidden. Here's how to use it.

How to Use Picture in Picture Mode in Brave Browser
Brave has picture-in-picture mode but it’s so hidden that you feel like there is no PIP support at all. Here’s how to enable and use it.

Go dark by enabling the dark mode in Brave.

How to Save Downloaded Files Automatically in Brave Browser
The excellent Brave browser asks where to save the downloaded files by default. Here’s how to change this behavior and save downloaded files automatically.

Last but not least, you might want to try Brave Search considering Brave Browser is your primary web browser. The experience should be seamless, and you get many good search features in Brave Search.

10 Features in Brave Search That Make it a Great Google Search Alternative
Brave Search is an ambitious initiative by Brave Software based on the open-source project Tailcat, which tries to take on the big tech by introducing the ability to search anonymously. Brave Search itself is not open source at the moment. Of course, there are various other private search engin…

I hope you find this quick tip helpful. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know.

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Abhishek Prakash

Abhishek Prakash

Created It's FOSS 11 years ago to share my Linux adventures. Have a Master's degree in Engineering and years of IT industry experience. Huge fan of Agatha Christie detective mysteries 🕵️‍♂️

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