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Opera becomes the first browser with built-in TikTok

Opera integrates TikTok in the Sidebar

Hey Opera fans!

Are you also TikTokers? Are you like two out of three of our survey respondents who wish that TikTok was built into the sidebar of the Opera browser, just like Instagram, Twitter, or WhatsApp? Well, wish no more! We’ve gone ahead and integrated the app right into our flagship browser following results of our user survey, which showed that 65 percent of the people who use TikTok from the 18-35 age group would like to use it in their desktop browser as well.

People love TikTok for so many reasons. From an entertainment standpoint it’s hard to match – so much content all of the time! But we know you also enjoy TikTok for other uses well, including following the news, staying on top of emerging trends, and watching tutorials or lectures. 

Cooking tutorial on TikTok in the Opera sidebar

Plenty of that is easily accomplished with your smartphone, while on the go – but not everything! What if you’re attempting a new recipe and you need your hands free to cook – and to not, critically, get your greasy fingers all over the phone itself? With a mobile-only configuration of TikTok, that situation has “dropped phone” written all over it. Perhaps you’re watching a correspondent deliver his update on the latest news – something you’d prefer to view on a bigger screen as you multitask at your desk? Or maybe you’re just in bed watching funny videos, but for the life of you, you just don’t want to have to hold onto that phone any longer. Well, today’s release makes Opera the only browser to offer a way to enjoy TikTok without opening a separate app or having to search through tabs.

Search TikTok through the Opera sidebar

So now you can enjoy your favorite videos with the benefit of a large screen, hands free to do whatever you like. But there are still more reasons why you might jump to start TikToking on your desktop. If you’re a content creator, for example, you can upload your videos to TikTok directly from the browser, allowing you to edit on a larger screen before uploading. Or, if you want to do some work or browse the web without distraction, you can choose when you hop into the “For Your Feed” with greater control. Accessing TikTok via the Opera desktop also you’re not sharing any more data than what you would with a website, and you can always turn on our ad blocker or free, built-in VPN as well as the device-wide VPN PRO.

TikTok post function in the Opera sidebar

Enabling the TikTok feature in the Opera browser

If you already use the Opera browser, you can enable TikTok by clicking the three dots at the bottom of the Opera sidebar and enabling it in the Messengers section of the Sidebar. If you’re not an Opera user – we hope we have convinced you by now you should become one. Go download the Opera browser! Once you’ve completed that simple step, it’s all done: you can start enjoying your favorite TikTok content from right there within Opera.

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