Now get rid of manually punching links into the Wayback Machine. As part of its latest update, the Brave desktop browser will automatically look up archived web pages when it encounters a broken or deleted website. Here’s how Brave Browser Integrates Wayback Machine to Automatically Find Deleted Web Pages
The Wayback Machine is mainly one of the internet’s greatest archival tools. It is more like a museum for old or broken websites. Wayback Machine is used nearly every day by hobbyists, journalists, and the US judicial system.
The Wayback Machine newfound integration in the Brave browser feels like an obvious choice. It acts as both tools are meant to change how we use the internet.
However, how does this Wayback Machine integration work? Well, It’s quite simple, when the Brave browser detects that a web page is broken through an error like “404 Not Found,” 408, 410, 451, 500, 502, etc.
It then prompts you to “Check for a Saved Version” of the website through the Wayback Machine.
In case any archived pages are available then, they’ve pulled up in your browser automatically.
Archive.org basically uses the recently deleted whitehouse.gov climate change portal as an example of how Wayback Machine works with Brave browser.
For reference, Brave browser is the only browser with native Wayback Machine integration.
However, you can plug some Wayback Machine functionality, such as automatic lookups, into your browser via a Chrome, Firefox, or Safari extension. The Chrome extension should work on Edge, Opera, and other Chromium browsers.
Wayback Machine integration is available only in the Brave Browser 1.4 update, which you can find on Brave’s website. However, these features are not available on mobile versions of the Brave browser.