- Step 1: Download the Brave browser using our promo link.
- Step 2: Follow this tutorial to enable Brave ads to start earning while you surf!
Join Brave Rewards
After downloading Brave using the promo link (every download helps us!), open a new tab and enable Brave rewards to begin.
Brave browser now pays users with the Basic Attention Token (BAT) – which is redeemable for dollars. This tutorial will guide you through the process on how to enable Brave ads and start earning while you browse!
Go to the Rewards Settings
Turn on Ads
These Brave Ads respect user privacy 100%. No tracking is reported, and Brave will match your browsing habits from within your browser with the best content available. Each time you see a notification, you get paid!
(Optional) Adjust the Ad frequency
After you’ve enabled ads, you can adjust the frequency of the ads shown to you. The default is 2 per hour, so if you want to increase that, feel free to do so by going into the settings.
For the first time in history, Brave has made viewing ads something enjoyable! Let’s pump this up from 2 ads per hour all the way to 5 ads per hour!
Ok, so now that Brave ads are enabled, we just sit back, and surf the web like you’d normally do. Basically, the browser takes data like what’s in your tabs, history, etc., and tries to match you with ads that you think you’d like. All this happens inside your browser, and no user-identifying data ever leaves your browser.
The ads will come up via a system notification for your browser. As you’re browsing, you’ll see a notification come up with the title of the webpage that is trying to advertise to you.
- On macOS, it will be a notification on the upper-right corner.
- On Windows (PC), it will be a notification on the lower-right corner.
After you see it pop up, that’s it! You have now earned your first BAT! You can feel free to open the ad if you want to check it out, which will appear in a new tab. But after the notification appears on your screen, it will have already counted toward your earnings!
Note: Brave Shields (the Lion icon) can stay enabled while you participate in Brave ads! Brave Shields will not interfere with the ad delivery.
Confirmation of viewed ads
Go back to the Reward Settings.
- For every ad you view, you will have earned some BAT. This is where you will see your pending balance.
- This shows you how many BAT ads you’ve viewed for this period.
How do I get paid?
After BAT accrues for about 30 days, they will get paid out to each user’s BAT wallet at the end of each month. You will see a notification in the BAT icon.
Verify You are Human
Confirm your Payout
Return to Reward Settings to Verify
View your earnings
Withdrawing to USD
We are currently still awaiting directions from Brave on how to redeem your earned Basic Attention Token (BAT) for dollars, or other products. When this info becomes available, we’ll be sure to post it!
April 25, 2019: Brave ads currently are only available in certain regions: U.S., Canada, France, Germany, and the U.K. More geographical regions will be coming soon!
Brave Ads are now available on macOS, Windows, and Linux, and Android.
That concludes this tutorial on how to set yourself up to earn some BAT using the Brave browser!
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12 thoughts on “How to turn on Brave Ads and earn BAT with the Brave Browser”
From what I understand, this is only on the desktop version. The option to turn on ads in the mobile app is not available. Though the Brave Rewards program itself Is live on mobile app. Anyone know when that will change?
Brave Ads and Brave Rewards are now available on Android!
I didn’t receive my accumulated BAT from November. Can anyone help me please.
I turn everything on and never had an ad after 10 hours+ of browsing ;( I’m on windows idk
Been using the Brave Windows Browser for over a month, and no rewards! Android I have earned 17 !~ What can I be doing wrong? Have of course enabled ads at 5 per hour, !
Same here – Not getting any rewards/ads even though using it regularly for last 3 months. On android, have around 80. Whats the issue? Ads are enabled and at 5 per hour.
People are funny, first of all there are caps for everyone to get fair distribution, if there are more users than their client’s ads is very naturally low frequent of ads gonna pop out. Is not magic, is all database and client investment. For example Youtube has stronger database with many clients, but they don’t pay consumers, in return you get to binge your videos.
Hello.. how are you doing today xx
Do you have to verify your wallet through uphold in order to receive BAT points?
What is unfortunate is the month over month roll over. It seems you need 25 BAT to verify a wallet. If you don’t verify your wallet the accumulated BAT earned that month is wiped from the wallet when claiming your next set of rewards. This makes it very close to impossible to actually use this without first paying for the BAT and transferring it to a brave supported wallet.
Pretty poor UX.