Brave Browser Adds One-Click Wayback Machine Support

Joanna Estrada
February 29, 2020

Clicking the immediate takes you to an archived model of the web page, the place you possibly can then scroll by totally different snapshots of the web page taken over time.

Internet Archive, a digital library where you can access more than 410 billion archived web pages, announced that courageous, the speed and privacy-oriented internet browser, can now automatically detect when a web page has been removed and suggest a backup search on the Wayback Machine. Whenever your internet search hits a 404, or even other error codes, fearless browser will automatically detect it and offer to search the Wayback Machine for a backup. When visiting the page in fearless, the web server will respond with a "404 Not Found" error code, which will cause courageous to prompt you to check if a saved version is available on the Wayback Machine.

Courageous can now detect 14 HTTP error codes in addition to the 404 (page not found) condition. These other error codes are This, 410, 451, 500, 502, 503, 504, 509, 520, 521, 523, 524, 525, and 526. "Do you want to check if a saved version is available on the Wayback Machine?" For users of other browsers, that are extensions that enable a similar functionality - you can get that for Safari here, Chrome here and Firefox here.

The browser was recently updated to 1.4.95 which brings native support for the Wayback Machine. Back in 2017, Internet Archive announced that it will accept Brave's BAT micropayments just months after it was launched.

To take advantage of this new feature, you need to be using Brave Browser 1.4, which can be downloaded here.

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