Opera browser optimized for Chromebooks, integrated with WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger

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Opera for Chromebooks has become the world’s first alternative browser to be optimized for Chrome OS, Opera has announced. The browser brings several features such as a free, unlimited, log-free browser VPN, ad blocker, cookie dialog blocker, and color themes to the Chrome OS platform. Additionally, the browser comes bundled with WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Messenger, making it the only browser to offer this feature on Chromebook, according to the company. It also states that Opera for Chromebook was built on the basis of the Opera browser for Android with custom optimizations.

According to a blog post, Opera for Chromebook makes the browsing experience “smooth and happy” on machines with Chrome OS. In addition to offering a free unlimited built-in VPN, ad blocker, and protection against annoying GDPR-related cookie dialogs, the Opera browser also has a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. There are several instant messaging apps, such as WhatsApp and Telegram, as well as social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Messenger built into them.

Other features of Opera for Chromebook include a set of five color themes available in light and dark mode. The company claims that Opera for Chromebook is easy on the eyes and comes with a special night mode that protects users from blue light glare. He advocates binge-watching shows and videos as well as reading / studying late at night.

When it comes to what’s going on behind the scenes, Opera for Chromebooks is said to be fast and light because it was built on the foundation of the Opera browser for Android. According to the company, users can sync Opera for Chromebook with Opera browsers on other devices, including Windows, Android, and iOS, using the Flow feature. This feature allows users to sync and share notes, images, files, and links by simply scanning a QR code.


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Sourabh Kulesh is Associate Editor at Gadgets 360. He has worked at a national daily, news agency, magazine and now writes online tech news. He has knowledge of a wide range of topics related to cybersecurity, business and consumer technology. Write to sourabhk@ndtv.com or contact us on Twitter via his username @KuleshSourabh. Following

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