Delete private browsing option from Brave


I’m sending this message to make a rather special request: I’d like to remove Brave’s private browsing.

I’m asking you this because I’ve installed Brave extensions to block social networks, but when I go to private browsing, I can go to youtube, etc. I’d like to be able to use this feature again. So I’ve wasted several hours of my time scrolling through social networks because I’ve just discovered that I have access to them through private browsing.

In the hope that I’ll stop wasting my time, I’d like to ask you if you know how to simply remove the ‘private browsing’ option from Brave.

Thank you very much.

PS: I’m French, so there may be translation errors.

Hi there!! Not a Brave engineer so asking as a curious visitor!!
I Didnt quit understand your issue. Could you please Explain your problem again after I can go to youtube. etc… ?? Maybe i can help you with it.

@comera if I am understanding you correctly, you are using extensions to help restrict what you spend your time on while browsing. And you are posting here because you discovered that extensions are disabled when you open private windows.

If I’m correct on that, I would like to inform you that it is possible to enable extensions to work in private windows. You can do this by going to brave://extensions. When you are there, it will appear something like below:

Click on Details for the extension you would like to be able to work in private window and it will open like below:

What you’ll notice in that is a small section that has a toggle for it to be allowed in private.


Turn that on and it will stay enabled when you are in private window.


Thank you very much for your help !

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