Desktop, Privacy

Special version of the Opera browser available for Qwant users in France

A laptop screen shows a custom built of the Opera browser, with Qwant set as the default search engine.

Hey readers!

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with privacy-focused search engine Qwant. Starting today, Qwant users in France can download a custom build of our desktop browser, with Qwant pre-set as the default search engine in the start page search bar; existing Opera users, meanwhile, now have the option to select Qwant as their default search engine for both desktop and mobile.

Qwant users in France can take advantage of the powerful combination of privacy protections afforded by our two companies by downloading a custom build of the browser. With Qwant pre-set as the default search engine in the start page search bar – and on Speed Dial for one-click access – you can immediately and privately jump into the best of the web. 

If you’re already an Opera user in France, you’ll have the option to set Qwant as your default search engine in the address bar – for both desktop and mobile – by changing your preferences in the Settings menu. 

A privacy-focused collaboration

Since the very beginning we’ve maintained a strong focus on protecting user privacy. Each of our platforms – from the latest edition of our flagship desktop browser, Opera One, to our mobile offerings for Android and iOS – hosts a slew of industry-leading features, such as built-in ad and tracker blockers and a free VPN solution.

Founded in 2013, Paris-based Qwant has also made user privacy central to its mission. The search engine provides unbiased search results which respect your privacy: no searches are tracked, no personal data is collected, and no advertising tracking is allowed. Free from personalized search algorithms, you can browse without the burden of filter bubbles or targeted ads based on your search history.

So partnering up was a natural progression for both Opera and Qwant, as our companies prioritize user privacy and security while continually seeking to implement the best solutions.

So if you’re in France, search and browse in privacy – download Qwant in Opera today.

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