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Opera for Android With Built-In VPN Now Available

22 March 2019

Opera is one of the first browsers that brought a free VPN service to the desktop, and now the company is bringing it to Android as well.

This functionality is available with the version 51 update that's rolling out to the Google Play Store now.

With online privacy such a concern these days, and the increasing popularity of public Wi-Fi spots, more people are turning to VPNs.

Opera also announced that its new mobile version supported crypto-pairing with the upcoming stable release of Opera for computers, "providing you convenient and secure access to your mobile-based Crypto Wallet in Opera for Android on your computer".

I'm not sure if I'll continue to use Opera as my primary browser, I'm now using DuckDuckGo for that but if you're interested in the improved privacy and security the new VPN additions offer, it's certainly worth taking a look. With the VPN service now integrated on its mobile browser, a dedicated app seems redundant.

Opera's inbuilt VPN (with 256-bit encryption) is easy to use and protects users' location from being shared with anyone by connecting to various servers in other locations globally.

Web browser Opera prides itself on blocking "intrusive ads and privacy cookie dialogs" and keeping "you up to date with the latest personalised news". VPNs create a private connection wherein all the data exchange takes place between the VPN server and the users, thereby ensuring the privacy and security of the users. Not only that, but Opera has also added an Optimal Location option for users who don't want a specific location and are more concerned about the speed. It appears that enabling the VPN will deactivate Opera browser's inbuilt data saving feature. You can choose a VPN server region or let the app decide, and you don't have to leave the VPN on all the time.

Opera for Android With Built-In VPN Now Available