[Update: Possibly this month] Brave Browser Android dev says the team would like to add extension support in 2020

[Update: Possibly this month] Brave Browser Android dev says the team would like to add extension support in 2020

Update 1 (06/02/2020 @ 02:30 AM ET): Brave Browser might finally add extension support this month. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The article as published on December 17, 2019, is preserved below.

When it comes to web browsers, Android offers users a variety of different options. Along with Google Chrome, Android users have access to a plethora of great third-party browsers like Kiwi, Vivaldi, and Brave. These browsers offer some amazing features like native ad-blocking, Chrome extension support, cryptojacking protection, and more. But what helps Brave stand out is that it gives you the option to support your favorite websites (like XDA) by watching ads. For this reason alone, Brave ranks among the best third-party browser apps out there. However, its lack of extension support forces several users to rely on other browsers as well. But this might change in the near future.

In a recent comment on Reddit, a developer from Brave Browser’s Android team has revealed that the browser might get extension support next year. The comment was posted in response to a query submitted by a user and in response, the developer wrote, “We would like to add extensions support on Q1-Q2 2020”. While this still doesn’t confirm that the browser will get extension support in the first half of next year, it does reveal that the team is willing to work towards adding the feature. According to the official Brave Browser FAQ, the company didn’t add extensions support in the browser as it introduces API and performance limits while also raising security concerns. Nonetheless, it’s great to see that the team is willing to work on bringing a highly requested feature to the browser.

Source: Reddit


Update: Brave Browser could get extensions support on Android as early as this month

Developers working on Brave Browser have a working prototype of the browser with extension support. They are targeting a release as early as the end of this month.

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.