Opera bakes VPN into latest browser release

Our online security is becoming more and more important. From online trackers to local hackers, we need to start paying more attention to our information and how it’s exploited. Popular browser development house Opera agrees. With its latest release, the company is included a VPN in the browser itself.

With Opera 51, you will receive a free, built-in virtual private network to help secure your online habits. The update will hit users today, March 20th 2019, and is available on the Android app via the Play Store. The company’s SVP of Android development, Peter Wallman, cites several trends to lead the browser to this addition:

“By enabling Opera’s VPN, users make it very difficult for third parties to steal pieces of their information and can avoid being tracked…

…We want to make VPN adoption easy and user-friendly, especially for those who want to feel more secure on the Web but are not aware of how to do it..”

Opera is offering a key solution to increasing your online security with a VPN readily available inside the browser. The company is also clear that this is for the betterment of the user and not for other gains. The VPN is free, unlimited, and requires no login to use. While most VPNs aren’t overly pricey, they are commonly a paid service.

The devs also made is super easy to set up the new VPN services inside of Opera.

  • Download or launch Opera
  • Tap the Settings with the “O” logo in the bottom right
  • Find VPN under the options
  • Enable the feature and the region you prefer

That’s it! Clean, easy installation and you have your very own private network. This will help protect your information while on public WiFi and even help against web trackers while surfing under normal conditions. This is another addition to a great browser with security-minded features like ad block that Opera already offers.

As a reminder, all Opera updates are done regionally in waves. If you don’t immediately see the update, it’s on the way.