Brave, renowned for its privacy-focused web browser, has introduced a new image and video search feature in Brave Search. Instead of using Bing or Google, the search engine now relies on Brave’s private index. The company aims to prioritize user privacy and ensure resistance to censorship with this addition. Although some advanced filters are not currently available, they will be implemented soon, as per Brave’s press release.
By incorporating image and video search directly within Brave, users can access a broader range of content while benefiting from enhanced speed and privacy. Previously, Brave Search used API calls to Google and Bing for this functionality. However, the company cut ties with all third-party APIs earlier and temporarily redirected users to Google or Bing until developing its in-house solution for image and video search.