Hi everyone, if you haven't downloaded and installed the latest version of the Brave browser I recommend you do to so. But before doing so make sure is to install the correct version of the app if you are interested in earning some Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for browsing on desktop and smartphone. Because I did not know this small detail I downloaded an outdated version and the ads were not popping up. A while back I finally learned I had a problem and this small simple step might be a solution for many.
First download the latest version of the Brave Browser here (referral link)
Once downloaded run the installer located in your downloads folder. Once the program is installed you can open it and start browsing. Click on the Brave Browser Application and once it loads you should land on the page below or similar. On this page you can see the number of trackers and ads blocked as well as an estimated time saved browsing.
To access and activate your Bats Reward Ads note the BAT symbol to the right of the search box. Click on it to gain access your rewards page. The symbol appears on every page as long as you are using the Brave Browser to browse on your computer or phone.
Click on rewards settings to adjust settings and make sure you are able to watch ads and receive (BAT) rewards.
Turn Ads option On. Once you do so you should be able to adjust the frequency of the ads. From 1 ad up to 5 ads per hour. Once you set your frequency you first ad should pop up at the frequency you requested.
If you are not able to see the frequency box it is a sign that you may need to restart the browser. Specially if you ran an older version previous to this one. Closing and re-opening the browser fully should solve the problem. It happened to me and because I did not know this detail I missed 2 days of earnings and was starting to think Brave ads was simply not working for me. Luckily once I realized it was a easy troubleshoot.
In an event you take all these steps and you still do not receive the pop up ads I do recommend downloading other versions of the Brave browser to make sure that your Brave Browser has the complete update. Here are all the Brave Browser version available at their site. I am currently running On Brave Official, but I did have to re-install the app a second time and re-open after its last update in order for the ads to work. I personally have not tried the other versions of Brave, but I do see the benefit of downloading Nightly and being on the top of its updates as well as downloading the Dev version and contribute to the development of the Browser.
If you happen to be frustrated like I was, wondering why your Brave (BAT) rewards have not kicked in I sure hope this article helps. I am really enjoying my Brave Browsing experience and to be able to earn and use part of the earning to tip my favorite sites makes it simply perfect for me! I Love it all the way. Thank you BRAVE for caring.
For more info about Brave and the Basic Attention Token go to Brave.com web site.
All my best,
Michelle M MamaeCrypto
Disclaimer: In this article I talk about my personal opinion of Brave. This is not investment advice. I personally have not purchased BAT tokens. But yes I have earned few BAT tokens with their current ads, publisher and referral programs.