Why does BRAVE take up 1.2Gb of space on my hard drive?

This is way too much. I’m going to have to revert to Chrome and Firefox unless I can reduce this file size.

Is that the space used by the Brave installation or by your profile?
Mine is not even close to that size.

If it is your profile, you may want to clear the cache.

Hello @noddi09 thank you for reaching us out. The Brave App size depends on many factors such as bookmarks, history, sync data, etc. to further investigate the issue could you please provide us with the following information:

1 - What kind of device and OS do you have?
2 - Have you updated to the latest Brave version? If this is a desktop computer found at brave://version) to download the most recent one (https://brave.com/download/)

3 - A screenshot of the issue (if possible).

Regards.