Opera announced a new free built-in VPN service for Opera web browser for Android devices through their blog recently. This free VPN feature is available for the Opera browser version 51 and above. Now you won’t need any external VPN app installed if you have Opera web browser installed in your Android smartphone. Opera developers have made it very easy to use too – you can tap in the address bar to enable or disable it.
Here is how you can get started with the new VPN feature in the Opera web browser:
- First of all install Opera browser version 51 or above. If you have already installed Opera, then update it to the latest version.
- Launch Opera, tap on the small Opera icon near the bottom-right corner to open the browser menu.
- Tap on Settings in the menu that shows up.
- You can enable the VPN feature by tapping on the on-off switch next to VPN turn it ON.
- If you want to configure VPN settings, then tap on VPN on the settings screen. You can choose if the VPN is available for all tabs or only for the private tabs. You can choose a virtual location from Optimal, America, Asia, or Europe. You can choose to bypass VPN for popular search engines.
- Depending on the settings selected by you, you will see the VPN icon in the address bar of tabs. You can tap on this VPN icon to see concise information about the VPN (like how much data you have used through the VPN and option to change the VPN configuration.
While the in-built VPN of the new Opera web browse for Android makes installing any other VPN app redundant, Opera does not allow using its Data Saver feature when you have enabled the VPN. If you enable the data saver feature, it will automatically disable Opera’s in-built VPN.