Can we "fix" auto update?

I’ve noticed that on Desktop, auto updates don’t actually automatically update without User input. For example, today an update rolled out. If I just went about my normal business, it wouldn’t have done anything. It didn’t install/update until I open About in Brave to see the version number, at which point it downloaded and told me to relaunch the browser to apply the update.

In comparison, I haven’t used Chrome in a long time. When I opened it up today, it automatically had a pop-up letting me know it had been updated and advised me of “what’s new.”

This is something that has been nagging at me for a while and I don’t quite comprehend why Brave works in that capacity. Can we even still call it auto update since it doesn’t do it automatically? lol.

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That aside, it would be nice to also have a toggle somewhere to enable/disable auto updates. Plus, perhaps have release logs mentioned within the browser in regards to what was changed? Even if it’s just a quick prompt like had seen at Chrome.

@Mattches tagging you in for insight. Thanks

On my end, the updating works the same in Brave as it does in Chrome.

I just opened up Chrome and it took me to the NTP. I went to Menu --> About Chrome and saw that there was an update, which I initiated. It updated and then asked me to relaunch for the update to be applied. Further, I did not get any “whats new” pop-up of any kind after the relaunch.

Next time this happens if you can grab a screenshot of the “whats new” page and/or record the process if you’re feeling extra, that would be helpful.

I do know that we are already considering adding a “whats new” type of page in future releases but I don’t think anything is really in the works just yet.

Interesting, whereas Chrome did it without me opening anything. Just updated and advised about update when I launched the browser. I wonder what the difference is on that. So difference we’re speaking of is regarding the idea of whether a User should have to navigate to About in order for the update to happen or if it should be “automatic” without having to go to that setting/page first.

Ok, sounds good. Might be a while, but next time I do it, will try to remember to screenshot and share.

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Btw, haven’t had update again to show, but I did find an article about it and they had a screenshot.

And after checking, you can actually pull up the page any time you wish as long as you have Chrome open. The link is chrome://whats-new/

With that, I just did a screenshot of what’s visible there.

Excellent — thank you for the information. Super weird that I’ve literally never seen this before on Chrome.