Android 24 Jan
UPDATE (March 20th, 2019):
Opera has finally released the in-built VPN for all of its users in the public release. It was under beta testing for the past month and is finally available for all. It is a completely free and unlimited usage VPN that can be used without even requiring any kind of account with Opera or any other service. While using a VPN, it selects server location automatically but also offers the freedom of choosing the same manually. It further makes use of 256-bit encryption for security and privacy matters.
Original (February 8th, 2019)
While there is no shortage of smartphone browsers out there, there are very few that you actually end up sticking with namely Google Chrome or Firefox. Though for a lot of smartphone users, they tend to use third-party VPN apps along with their browsers to keep their privacy intake when it comes to web surfing. Though it seems that Opera Android browser is here to fill that gap in this regard in addition to rolling out interesting features.
Opera for Android is now testing a built-in VPN offering which is being tested currently through the beta phase. Not that the feature comes out as a shock as built-in VPN feature was already a part of the Opera for desktop version so the feature was more of a long overdue. What’s applaudable is that the feature is quite easy to initiate by everyone instead of going through a bunch of settings, Opera offers simple toggle options to turn it on.
It allows you to choose any virtual location like Asia, Europe or America or users could also opt to get that done automatically. In case you’re not yet aware of what VPN service actually does or offers, it provides a masking service for your IP so that no third party, spies or websites would be able to find out your origin or what device you’re using from which location. This means that there is no trail back or log collection that traces back to you as an end user.
Would you trust a VPN service to protect your privacy these days? Let us know in the comment section below.
- Opera browser beta | Android | Play Store, Free