Today, we are starting a gradual roll-out of the new version of Opera Max.

As the leading data management and data saving app for Android, Opera Max provides tools to make your app data usage more transparent so that you can easily control when and how to use up your data plan. One of these tools is the “data usage timeline”, which gives you a visual overview of exactly what your apps do with your data plan. Now, we want to take this transparency one step further by creating a “privacy” timeline.

We call this “privacy mode”, a powerful feature that helps you enhance your mobile privacy on your Android device across virtually all of your apps. This feature was first seen in Samsung’s S Secure mode on the Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime and Galaxy J7 Prime phones.

Apple has been making a lot of noise about privacy and security on iPhones over the past year. However, they do nothing to reveal the sketchy behavior of apps that put your privacy at risk. Nor do they provide any protection for your data as it flies through mobile and Wi-Fi networks. But, with the new version of Opera Max already available on two Samsung devices (coming soon to all Android devices), you can get state-of-the-art app privacy tools that will make even the Jet Black² iPhone 7 Plus owners jealous 😉

Please bear with us with the gradual roll-out. We hope to have the all-new privacy mode available for all Android devices and models soon.

Get real-time mobile privacy alerts on your timeline

Did you know that thousands of apps are misbehaving and tracking you for selfish reasons? These apps send out hundreds, even thousands, of requests per day to third parties and put your privacy at risk. Now, Opera Max’s privacy mode reveals which apps are bad and which apps are good in terms of sharing your data with third parties. Showing this at an app-specific level is a breakthrough in mobile privacy tools.

To see real-time privacy alerts, we encourage you to scroll up and down the privacy mode timeline regularly and also tap on individual timeline cards to see the “privacy breakdown” of what an app did in a particular session. This is a useful tool to let you know when your apps put your private data at risk.

real time privacy alert

Block all forms of trackers: don’t be a target for ads

Have you ever experienced that creepy ad-tracking effect on your phone? The one where products you were checking out on various websites start showing up on every other webpage you visit? This happens because web- and ad-trackers are collecting your private data and tagging you for retargeting by future ads. Tracking JS scripts and cookies are some of the most common ways websites tag you. On average, more than 300 trackers a day report my info to other companies. Some of you may attract even more because of the apps you installed or the websites you browse. At Opera, we think this kind of retargeting is creepy and annoying.

Now, Opera Max’s privacy mode will not only reveal which apps are high privacy risks, but can help you block these trackers. Blocking trackers will make you less of a target for various sites and apps that want to retarget you with their ads.

We base the core of our blocking mechanisms on the EasyPrivacy filter list, which is a reliable, open-source platform used by other ad-blocking services as well. It helps reduce the amount of profiling you are subjected to.

Encrypt and anonymize your app data when you are on public Wi-Fi networks

Using apps on your Android device on public Wi-Fi network is like opening a door for cybercriminals to access your important data, including account names, passwords, conversations and more. How? Hackers can intercept all of your traffic and read everything you send that is not encrypted (i.e., anything that is http is very risky). Now, with privacy mode in the new version of Opera Max, you can encrypt your app data and browsing traffic on Wi-Fi with a tap of a button. This offers you an additional layer of privacy and security so that you can have peace of mind when connecting your phone to public Wi-Fi networks.


We hope you like the changes we’ve brought to the all-new version of Opera Max. Try it out today and let us know your feedback about this new feature.

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  • Ela Nowak

    If it’s true, Opera will by my favoritebrowser on my phone and tablet. Thank you!


  • Opera Is best browser for smartphones.


  • hakan erenler
  • You do not show any love for the iOS community, we get it. Are there any plans to release any new product/update for us? Thanks.

    • Peko Wan

      We hear you, Flavio. Now the team focuses on Android version. Will keep you posted if we are able to land Opera Max on iOS.

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  • Vijay Kumar

    Opera Max has stopped saving on Youtube since three weeks. Please fix.

    • Peko Wan

      We are still providing data saving for video sites. It is probably the YouTube data you are using is lower than usual recently so that Opera Max does not have to pace your data usage to lower one.

  • itsatrap

    It’s not on Google Play yet.

    • Peko Wan

      We are gradually rolling out this new version. Please bear with us because we want to make your experience better. Stay tune 🙂

  • fresher walkin

    Hello.. How to download video in opera.any one can contact at Freshers walkin or Webdesign karimnagar

  • Opera’s offline page saving function is really cool. Please add some more features in it. Bhavdya

  • I’m started to use opera browser now days

  • Very nice. Posts
    shared useful information. thank you


  • kenriley001

    If I understand it correctly, the Savings Timer button in version 2.2.85 for Android seems like a terrible idea. Opera Max should be an install and forget app. Instead, Opera is forcing us to open the app frequently. This means I can’t install Max for barely computer-literate users. Guess I’ll have to stay with 1.7.8 as long as it works, then look for an alternative.

    • Kit Yam Tse

      Agree. I know opera wants to display ads, however, I believe that there must be more interesting way to do so.

  • agitai

    max (including the new release) kills my internet!
    Please help!

    • agitai

      This is really not clear sometimes it works for a while and then it just block Opera form surfing! What am i doing wrong?

  • agitai

    This is really not clear sometimes it works for a while and then it just block Opera form surfing! What am i doing wrong?