Brave browser not available when searching

I’m unable to find Brave browser using the search bar (snap store, Ubuntu Software, and the web page). I’m only able to CLI snap install brave or if I google the link to the page

I’m not sure if this happens to any other snap app

There does seem to be something weird going on:

$ snap find brave
No matching snaps for "brave"

But asking for info clearly works:

$ snap info brave
name:      brave
summary:   Community-maintained unofficial Snap of Brave Browser
publisher: Brave Community (brave)
license:   GPL-2.0+ OR MPL-2.0
description: |
  We recommend downloading Brave using the instructions at
  instead. This Snap is community maintained and may not be on the latest
  Brave release.
snap-id: uE3hSmGE91m9MpbDEnUWi2vpeumH6gmv
  stable:    0.69.135 2019-10-17 (60) 173MB -
  candidate: ↑                              
  beta:      0.69.135 2019-10-17 (61) 173MB -
  edge:      ↑                              

Ohmygiraffe is listed correctly though:

$ snap find ohmygiraffe
Name         Version  Publisher  Notes  Summary
ohmygiraffe  1.1.0a   popey      -      oh my giraffe

Poking the API directly, I’m getting the same results:

$ curl '
rigin%2Cdeveloper_id%2Cdeveloper_name&q=brave&scope=wide' | jq 
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100   469  100   469    0     0    507      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--   507
  "_embedded": {
    "clickindex:package": []
  "_links": {
    "self": {
      "href": ""
  "total": 0

The publishers of this snap have chosen for it to be “unlisted” - meaning it doesn’t show up in search results. It is findable and installable if you know the name to look for, though.

  • Daniel