IOS Browser New Private Tab Not Working

On IOS, when I press and hold the icon for the latest version of Brave, and select “New Private Tab”, a normal tab opens instead. This behavior did not occur on previous versions.

To reproduce:

  1. On the iPhone home screen, press and hold the icon for Brave.
  2. From the IOS “context menu” select “New Private Tab”.

Expected result: a new private tab should open
Actual result: a normal tab opens.

Version: Brave for IOS 1.32.1 (

IOS 14.8.1