25 March 2020
Opera Mini mobile browser has received a new update that will let you transfer files offline to other devices. This will be helpful when there’s no internet around but you want to share some documents or media files to your other device. This is now a built-in method and will be used by users of Opera Mini in favor of traditional file sharing and uploading services.
Opera touts that its Opera Mini browser becomes the first in the browser industry to introduce such a feature where you can share photos, videos, audio or text files without an internet connection. Opera highlights that users can choose to use this feature to save more MBs of data.
Opera Mini creates a secure private network connection between devices via a direct Wi-Fi connection rather than the Bluetooth, this ensures faster speeds while you transfer anything. Opera claims this guarantees the transfer as it transfers at a speed 200 times faster than Bluetooth.
Here's how to use the offline file sharing feature of Opera Mini mobile browser -
A new File Sharing setting is now available in the browser’s settings from where you could start the connection and send the files. Once in, tap Send to share or tap Receive to get a file from the second device. Opera Mini will develop a QR code which can be scanned by the receiving device to easily establish a connection.
The process of beginning a connection and sharing the files using QR code is similar to the file-sharing apps available already, but it’s good to note that the Opera Mini removes the need of extra apps as it offers a built-in feature.
Also, something you have downloaded on your browser will take no time to share with others without internet. There’s also an option to add a file-sharing shortcut to the app’s home page.
Opera Mini | Android | Play Store, Free