Opera updates Android browser with built-in VPN

Ruben Fields
March 22, 2019

Opera has added a free, built-in VPN service to its mobile browser for Android users in version 51, which launched Wednesday. Android users can head over to the Google Play Store to update the Opera version to Android 51.

Prior to the arrival of Eastern promises, Opera for Android had a VPN built-in, as well as offering a standalone app to provide a VPN for your entire phone. The company has provided VPN functionality on its desktop browser for years, and has been testing it in beta builds for mobile users since February. The VPN will send users' request through a secure tunnel that encrypts Internet traffic coming in and out from their mobile devices. Earlier it also had a dedicated Opera VPN app, which was later shut down.

The Norwegian based Opera has brought back the much-anticipated feature to its mobile version for Android. Opera is now the only major browser that supports VPN on Android. With Opera they can now enjoy a free and no-log service that enhances online privacy and improves security.

You can download the latest version of Opera for Android from Softpedia using this link.

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The feature will not allow you to mask your location to a specific country but simply offer three regions - America, Asia and Europe.

The VPN service is free to use and you do not require any additional apps for the service to work.

Opera says the built-in VPN does not create any logs, so information about your online activity isn't stored on a server. Additionally, one can choose to automatically activate the VPN only when a private tab is opened.

Opera's inbuilt VPN (with 256-bit encryption) is easy to use and protects users' location from being shared with anyone by connecting to various servers in other locations globally.

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