New Update Brave Search removes all Bing APIs; keeps Google as a Fallback option for users

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Every Web search result seen in Brave Search is now served by our own index. We’ve removed all search API calls to Bing, which previously represented about 7% of query results.
By default, Brave Search users will now receive 100% of results from the Brave Index, giving users fully independent results. As always, our results will preserve user privacy. And this independence does not come at the expense of quality: Over the past several months, the Search team has drastically improved Brave Search’s ability to answer nuanced, long-tail queries.

For users who want it, Google Fallback mixing will continue to be an option. Users can continue to support the growth of the index and results quality by opting into the Web Discovery Project, and submitting feedback in cases where we should improve. And users can use Goggles to re-rank and filter results from the Brave Search index.

This removal of all Bing API calls may have an effect for certain queries, or for some regional or language-specific results, so we encourage users to submit feedback as often as possible. The more people who use Brave Search, the better it becomes, and the more we can advance our vision of a user-first Web.
 

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Good luck opening images on Brave though. I have just decided to give it another go, since Neeva has some quirks, but I block both Bing and Google, so what now?! :unsure:

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Good luck opening images on Brave though. I have just decided to give it another go, since Neeva has some quirks, but I block both Bing and Google, so what now?! :unsure:

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Both providers working here. Try clearing cookies, cache, or force refresh the pages. Edited: An issue on your end for blocking Bing/Google.

From Brave Image Search:
Video and images verticals are something that we cannot yet do without relying on a 3rd party, such as Bing API. Rather than calling an external service, we opted for a simple redirect to your preferred choice.
  • Provenance of the results is transparent. For videos and images you choose your provider. All the rest is 100% Brave search.
  • Removes a business dependency to Microsoft Bing.
  • Last and not least, privacy is covered via Brave Browser with built-in tracking protection.
Rest assured the team is working on improving on Videos and Images search capabilities.
 
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