Home page favorites, (top sites), keep disappearing

I have pinned a few of my “top sites” to my Brave home page and really liked that feature. However, in the past couple of weeks, I have noticed that my “top sites” seem to disappear every couple of days. I have this feature turned on in settings.

Please correct this problem so that the top sites that I have pinned to my home page will return and remain on my home page.


Yes, the exact same thing has been happening to me also.

There were six top sites listed that I pinned and frequently use, however now only up to five appear despite being pinned, because only up to five appear instead my six sites keep overwriting each other which I then have to pin.

If I delete it the one underneath does not appear so it’s been a constant flood of “new” top sites I keep having to pin every few sessions over and over again and they never get back up to six sites but have randomly gone down to three, this is because as well as overwriting each other the top sites will also vanish despite again being pinned.

Fix this feature! it’s ridiculous something so simple has not been fixed.

Me too! My top sites have disappeared one by one until I have lost five out of six. Doesn’t seem to be rocket science to fix this! It is a very useful feature and I would like to see it further improved by allowing the user to name the required sites. The first task should be to fix the existing problem though!

Same here! I loved that page. I agree with McL that users should be able to name the sites. It’s a great feature to save your favorite sites in one place and just click on the pin to access.
I hope the fix comes soon! The current landing page is kinda boring.

same here, very annoying. whether pinned or not, they disappear (even non-pinned do not get replaced, but vanish so 5 become 2 sometimes).

I am in the same condition. This is happening only on iMac (Catalina) and it is not happening on MacBook or PC even if they are all synchronized.
It is a very erratic behaviour nonetheless is depriving me from a very usefull function

I can confirm that. I have exactly the same problem.

I just installed the latest version of Brave and this is still broken.

This feature used to work fine up until about August 2020. I don’t understand why it appears to be so difficult to “unbreak” this.

Well, I see the questions, and I have the same problem…Anyone supporting this?
Anyone who knows, reading this?..Some feedback would be great…I love this browser, but,
without support it wont fly to far…C

I spotted something…When I run ccleaner it deletes homepage topsites…I will shut off different items and see which one it is… So if you are using cleaning software, this could possibly be the cause for losing topsite icons…C

I use CCleaner but have not noticed this issue with that software. However, I just rebooted my computer to install the latest Windows updates and all of my top sites disappeared again.

Not sure why this issue is taking so long to fix unless no one from Brave is monitoring these comments.

Hello! Sorry for the late reply!
For anyone here still experincing this, can you tell me:

  1. What OS and Brave version you’re using
  2. If you have any anti-virus or cache cleaning software (such as cCleaner) running on your system?
  3. Is there a specific action taken that seems to trigger the behavior? For example, does this behavior only happen when you close then re-open the browser?

Actually, after digging a bit, it appears that we had an open issue to fix this and a fix has already been pushed:

I’ve pinged the devs about uplifting the fix to the next browser update – if that does not go through, the fix will work its way through the release pipeline until it hits stable.

I am running Windows 10 Pro with the 2004 update

I have CCleaner but don’t run it a lot.

I have Malware Bytes running all of the time.

I am using a VPN.

Currently, it appears that all of my top sites that I used to have pinned get lost every time I reboot my computer. After that, if I go to a site that was previously pinned as a top site, that site will reappear on my home screen with the pinned icon. It will sometimes stay there until the next time I reboot my computer.

When ever I shut down Brave I always have multiple tabs open that I am working with and when I restart Brave I always select the “restore” option so that I can get those tabs back.

I am also running the extension for LastPass in Brave.

I really like Brave and I really liked the Top Site feature. It would sure be nice to get that back and working.


Gary Frickey


I am having the same issue. Seems a bit silly that the top sites feature has ongoing issues and continues to disappoint. Why haven’t they also made it so you can add more Top Sites? Why are they limiting the number of Top Sites and if you delete a site you can’t replace it?
C’mon - seriously?

Hello @GF1 @sxandon sorry if i missed if you already answerd this

did you choose to clear on exit ?

and if you do not could you create new file do the same behaviors

@justsomeone1 Clear what? Clear the cache? Clear the history? Clear everything? What? And what does that have to do with a “top site” that has been pinned disappearing? It’s there one day and gone the next.

if you cleared the history on exit it will make the top site disappear also
not sure if cookies and other thing affect it or not but i always clear everything on exit then the next time i reopen my browser there no top sites

@justsomeone1 No, I don’t clear everything. So Brave has not solved this issue.