How to Change the Search Engine on Brave browser?

We all have a preferred search engine, and the statistics prove this too. According to Statista, the most popular search engine globally is Google. After Google, other famous search engines include Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, and Baidu.

There are also some newer players in the game like DuckDuckGo and Brave Search that people like. The point is everyone has a search engine they’re loyal to.

People can do it quickly when they switch to a new browser or wish to change their existing search engine. On the Brave browser, too, people can change the search engine to a search engine of their choice. They can choose from the list of browsers mentioned or add their own.

Last year, Brave browser launched its search engine called Brave Search. It replaced Google Search with Brave Search in the U.S.Canada and the UK. So if you want to try “Brave Search” or change the search engine on the Brave browser, you can keep reading this article.

You would want to change the search engine on your browser for many reasons. Dissatisfaction with the search results, loyalty to a specific search engine, or wanting more privacy are reasons. No matter the reason, you can instantly switch search engines on the Brave browser.

Change Default Search Engine

Some popular search engines are available to set as the desired search engine. The Brave browser offers Google search; however, we can choose and change the search engine, including the search bar.

Here are the steps to change the default search engine in Brave computer:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar iconhorizontal 3bar icon menu for the options list and select the Settings option.
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  3. Select the Search engine tab from the left panel.
  4. Click on the Search engine used in the address bar drop-down menu.
    Select Search Engine used in Address bar on Brave browserSelect Search Engine used in Address bar on Brave browser
  5. Select the desired search engine from the list.

The brave browser offers six search engines, Google Search, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Startpage, etc., to choose as a default search engine.

Close the tab after you have selected a search engine. The Brave browser will change the search engine.

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Add Custom Search Engine

Besides the preset search engine, the Brave browser offers the option to add a custom search engine. It helps the large organization and others set the default internal search engine per requirement.

Here are the steps to add a custom search engine and set it as default in the Brave browser:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the More horizontal 3bar iconhorizontal 3bar icon menu for the options list and select the Settings option.
  3. Select the Search engine tab from the left panel.
  4. Click on the Manage search engines and site search option.
    Manage search engine and site search on Brave computerManage search engine and site search on Brave computer
  5. Click on Add button under the Site search section.
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  6. Add in the search engine’s name, shortcut, and URL with %s in place of the query.
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  7. Click on Add once you are done.

Under the Site search section, you will find the search engine you added. To make it your default search engine, click on the More

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The custom search engine will be set as the new default.

Bottom Line: Brave Custom Search Engine

Whether it’s Brave Search, Bing, or Google Search, you can switch to any search engine on the Brave browser. You can add the search engine of your choice and make it your default search engine.

It is up to you to select a search engine that suits you the best. You can choose a more accurate search engine or one that is more secure, depending on your needs.

Changing the search engine on the Brave browser requires the user to go to the browser’s settings and make the changes. You can do so from the Brave browser settings page.

You are in control if you are dissatisfied with your current search engine and want to change it on the Brave browser.