How to set Google as default search engine in Brave browser

Google as default search engine in Brave
Google as default search engine in Brave

The brave browser has recently announced a change that can be a big one for its regular users. The privacy-focused browser has announced that it will now use its own brave search engine as the default one for the queries users search.

Before this announcement, the browser was using Google search as the default search engine. This change will be effective for the new users in the US, UK, and Canada and has been said to be switched over in more countries in the coming months.

Using the brave search can be a slight inconvenience to regular google search users. So, here I have shared how you can set Google as the default search engine in the Brave browser.

How to Set Google as the default Search Engine in Brave Browser

Here is the step-by-step guide on how you can switch back to Google search as the default search engine in your Brave browser.

1. Click on the menu on the top right corner and go to Settings.

open brave settings
open brave settings

2. Select Privacy and security from the left and then scroll down to the Search Engine section.

brave privacy and security
brave privacy and security

3. Look for the “Search engine used in the address bar” option and click on its drop-down menu.

4. You will now be greeted with a list of search engines that you can use on the Brave browser. Here, select the Google option.

And that’s it. You have successfully changed the default search engine to Google in your brave browser. You will now be able to use Google search results for your search queries by default.

Brave browser is an emerging web browser that is privacy-focused. Brave also provides its own search engine that was launched in early 2021. And Brave is finally bringing its own search engine to the mainstream and the first move has been made by the company.

But thankfully, Brave also allows its users to make changes in the default search engine. Changing the default search engine in the Brave browser is quite easy and straightforward and has been shared in this guide. I hope this guide was helpful to you.

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Bhanu Pratap

Hi! I am Bhanu Pratap, co-founder of Yorker Media Group. A die-heart fan of tech and keeps track of every little happening of the same. When not writing, I usually keep myself busy on YouTube making and exploring new and awesome tech content.

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