With the release of Opera 26, we enhanced our visual bookmarks with another killer feature: sharing. Now, you can easily share bookmarks in Opera with your friends, family and colleagues. It’s so much quicker than copying each page link separately. In this article, we’ll cover some practical details that will help you get the most out of this feature.
Where you can share bookmarks
It’s entirely up you. Once Opera generates a unique public link that you can copy and send via email or a messaging app, by posting it in a social network or even publishing it on your blog.
Decide when to share bookmarks in Opera
I’ve just asked each of my colleagues in the office to come up with one example of a bookmark collection to share. Here are some of their answers: hotel options for a vacation you’re planning with friends, recipes for a big family dinner, articles your classmates might need to prepare for a test, design ideas for your new room. The possibilities are endless!
And, me? Well, I’ve used Opera’s new feature to share my wish list as the holiday season approaches. If by any chance you’d like to reward me for this helpful article, you can check it out! 😉
How shared bookmarks appear to your friends
No matter what browser your friends use, they’ll see your shared bookmarks as a gallery with page previews. So, they won’t need to guess where that 100-symbol URL will take them. Opera users will also be able to import your collection into their bookmarks right away.
How long shared bookmarks are viewable
By default, the lifetime of a public link to your bookmarks is 14 days. But, you can extend it if necessary. Go to the Shared by Me folder, check a bookmark collection and click the Extend Share button.
While there, you can also close the access to a shared bookmark collection. Just select a collection by clicking on the checkmark and hit Delete.
What bookmark collections have you already shared with your friends and colleagues? If you’re not an Opera user yet, we suggest that you download our browser right now and give the new Opera bookmarks a try!