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Open Private Browsing and New Tabs in Brave on Android

Do you want to add new tabs or start private browsing in the Brave browser app? Learn how to add tabs and switch to private tabs on your Android device.

The Brave browser has a built-in tab management option to help add multiple new tabs and start a private browsing mode. We can easily switch between tabs and browsing mode.

To open a new private tab on the Brave app, tap and hold the Tabs menu icon and choose the Private tab option. From the same options menu, you can also add the new tab to normal mode.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to open new and private tabs in the Brave app.

Add New Tabs in the Brave browser

The browser tabs help in multitasking. You can open multiple tabs to browse different content or page links and switch between these tabs. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch the Brave app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the Tabs multi tab icon button in the toolbar.
  3. Press the Add + button at bottom on the screen.
    open new tab on Brave browser androidIt shall add new tabs within the browser app.

The Tabs icon will display the count of current open tabs.

Alternatively, you can tap the Menu vertical 3-dots icon within the Tabs menu/overview page and select the New tab command from the list.
how to open a new tab on Brave browser for android

You can add multiple tabs using the same New tab option and switch between them on the overview page.

Start a New Private Browsing Tab

You can start or open the private browsing tab like the normal tab. The private mode will not save any of your browsing interaction or data. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Brave browser on your Android phone.
  2. Tap and hold the Tabs multi tab icon button in the bottom bar.
  3. Select the New Private Tab option from the list.
    open private mode on Brave browser androidIt shall open the new private tab in the browser app.
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Note: While the information you browse in private mode is not stored locally in the browser, it can still be tracked by ISP and your school or work network. It doesn’t make you anonymous.

Close an Open Tab from the Tabs menu

If you have a number of open tabs and no longer need them, you can close them from the Tabs menu. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Brave app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the Tabs multi tab icon button in the toolbar.
    It will display the list of open tabs.
  3. Press the Close X command against the tab to remove it.
    how to close a tab on Brave browser android appIt shall close the selected browsing tab.

To close all the open tabs at once, tap Menu vertical 3-dots icon in the Tabs overview screen and select the Close All Tabs option.

close all tabs on Brave browser android

It shall close all the tabs and bring you back to the Brave browser’ startup screen.

Bottom Line

Private browsing mode in the browser is useful when you share your device with others or browse a page secretly.

Browsing information will not be stored while in private mode. You can switch between normal tabs and private tabs and also close unwanted tabs after they are used.

Similarly, you can add new tabs or windows and switch to private browsing in Brave on your computer. It also offers a Tor browsing option when using a private window.

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Swayam Prakash

Swayam Prakash

Swayam is a professional content creator with 6-years of experience in conceptualizing, creating, and managing tech-based content for notable online publishing firms. He troubleshoots the technical issues and loves to write about it. Connect him on LinkedIn.

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