How to turn on Brave Ads and earn BAT with the Brave Browser

Earn money simply by surfing the internet with Brave Browser! No sign ups, and free to use.

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.

1. Click the Settings button for Ads

Ad Frequency

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!

Viewing Ads

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.

  1. For every ad you view, you will have earned some BAT. This is where you will see your pending balance.
  2. 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.

1. Select the BAT icon.
2. A message will tell you that Ads earnings are available. Click Claim.

Verify You are Human

Make sure you are dragging the BAT icon to the correct shape given in the instructions.

Confirm your Payout

Select OK to continue.

Return to Reward Settings to Verify

1. Click the BAT icon.
2. Select Reward Settings

View your earnings

1. Click Grants to show all previous earnings.
2. This area will display all of your earnings from previous periods. You can see the total USD value under the wallet amount.

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.

The End

That concludes this tutorial on how to set yourself up to earn some BAT using the Brave browser!

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4 thoughts on “How to turn on Brave Ads and earn BAT with the Brave Browser

  1. 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?

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