Brave Sync v2 soon available in Nightly, will disable Sync v1

this is a hotly discussed and eagerly anticipated update…but can I make a suggestion if it’s not too late?
Please include stats when syncing between instances of brave. any and all use of brave should be reflected in the stats…with the added metric of length of use please (perspective being everything)
this goes parallel with all of the BAT stuff people talk about

there was another suggestion I saw on reddit about being able to name our own server to host the sync data on, something I wholeheartedly endorse from a privacy perspective.

I’m choosing to bring these to the attention of brave devs here rather than on github because here is where the community of users can discuss pros/cons of these; it’s more open to all users than a subset who have the savvy to know what a pull request is and how to make one.

Good. Any day now then? End of this week? Because it’s been 25 days folks…

SoonTM

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Pushing out a product before its ready generally does not go well – especially with something as complex and intricate as Sync. It is not an easy task and we are working very hard to ensure that Sync v2 works properly. We appreciate your patience and will have more information available as soon as possible.
Thank you.

Don’t know where we could “vote” for such feature, but I would support it (and promote it!!)

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You guys need to do way better with communication. In iOS it just says how to sync up with the desktop. I couldn’t find the option anywhere on desktop. Then I found out it was only in the Nightly version. Then found out the Nightly version also has it disabled. You need to just make it clear this feature isn’t available. I spend like 30min trying to figure this out. I was really excited to try the browser it looks great on iOS, but is not useable without syncing. It’s fine if a feature isn’t ready, but don’t make users search through forum posts to figure it out.

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@rsmith4321,
We had this pinned announcement here on Community for over a week.

We also announced on Reddit (still pinned at the top of the page):

It’s also the first thing you see when you land on our Sync documentation on our Help Center:

Actually, read that from the view of a new user who has no idea what sync v1 or sync v2 is. I finally figured out you can go into the brave://flags and turn on sync v1, and I figured out sync v2 does not support mobile yet. When the iOS app has clear instructions of how to turn on sync, then you go into the desktop app and there is no option for syncing that is a very poor user experience. I’m not saying it’s impossible to figure out, I’m saying it’s a terrible user experience. I shouldn’t have to search through help docs or forums, the iOS app should clearly say this feature is not working at the moment. I can’t believe you think that reddit posts and help docs should be necessary to understand a feature doesn’t work that is clearly said to be working in the app.

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I personally find this talk about Sync 2 confusing. Some people are saying it’s available, some not until the end of July.

One post by Devs 25 days ago claimed it would be available in 2 weeks…

:no_mouth:

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I am super duper excited this sync v2. :heart_eyes:

@rsmith4321,
Sorry that you had a rough experience. We will try and do better with our messaging as we are always trying to improve ourselves.

@profQuatermass,
Sync v2 is available in Nightly builds of the browser right now. It will slowly move down the pipeline from Nightly --> Dev --> Beta --> Stable where it will then be available for everyone.

That’s why this is so confusing, you say it’s available. So I try the Nightly build and it won’t sync with mobile. Mobile sync is the only thing people really care about.

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@rsmith4321,
Duly noted. Thank you for your feedback.

I care more bout syncing from my desktop to my laptop than I do about mobile, but I’m probably unique in that regard.

What things are synced in v2? The old sync v1 just did Bookmarks, but, for comparison, Google Chrome does those as well as history, apps, extensions, list of open tabs, etc. History/tabs and extension syncing would be especially useful to me as it would make it easier to pick up where I left off when I switch devices.

@aphoid,

  • Bookmarks
  • Passwords
  • Autofill Data
  • History
  • Open Tabs
  • Extensions
  • Saved Payment Methods
  • Themes
  • Apps

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Looks awesome!

Any ETA when it will be available in stable release?

Not long – I believe it goes into Dev/Beta channels tomorrow, so it shouldn’t be too long.

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Thanks @Mattches I’m really looking forward to the improved functionality. It’s the one thing I miss about Chrome!

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