We would like to share an exciting update with you. Today, we have started testing our new built-in browser VPN, or virtual private network, feature in our Opera for Android browser. Beta users around the world are among the first ones to test our free, unlimited and no-log VPN feature.
This exciting new feature in Opera for Android is designed to empower you with increased control and privacy of your browsing. You no longer need to download separate, paid-for apps to shield your browsing when on public Wi-Fi. Just tap on “Settings” in your Opera browser and activate VPN.
The reason why we are including this built-in VPN in our Android browser is because it gives you that extra layer of protection that you are searching for in your daily mobile browsing.
Previously, Opera became the first major browser maker to integrate an unlimited and free VPN into the desktop browser. This feature quickly became extremely valued by millions of our users around the world. Today, we want to bring that same experience to our mobile browser.
The Opera for Android browser team is aiming high: we want to have the best mobile browser in the market and provide you with a powerful tool that gives you control of how you browse the web.
Opera has a tradition of innovation. We are always thinking about new features that can enhance your online experience. Most recently, we introduced the cookie dialog blocker, which blocks annoying pop-ups displayed on websites that ask for your consent before you can access them, thus breaking the web experience. The built-in VPN is the next feature which, we believe will improve your online experience and safety.
How does it work?
Once you enable the feature, our VPN will replace your IP address with a virtual IP address. This makes it harder for websites to track your location and identify your device.
Moreover, our VPN is a no-log service, which means that we will not collect any information that travels through the network servers. This will keep your private data protected from intruders when you’re connected to a public Wi-Fi network.
The tests for the built-in VPN will continue for some time with a gradual rollout to our beta users. We suggest for you to keep an eye on the news about Opera for more information about it.