Opera Browser is one of the most popular browsers on Android right behind Google’s Chrome Browser. Today, Opera has announced Opera for Android 51, which now features a built-in VPN service. The new browser VPN is free, unlimited and easy to use. The built-in VPN is free, which means that users don’t need to download additional apps on their smartphones or pay additional fees as they would for other private VPN services. With no sign-in process, users don’t need to log in every time they want to use it.
When users enable the VPN, it gives users enhanced control of their online privacy and improves their online security, especially when connecting to public Wi-Fi networks. With this addition, Opera marks a new standard for privacy and security in mobile browsing. While using the VPN service, they will create a private and encrypted connection between their mobile devices and a remote VPN server, using strong 256-bit encryption algorithms. When enabled, the VPN will hide the user physical location and will make it hard to track their behavior on the Web. The browser VPN service is also a no-log service, which means that the VPN servers do not log and retain any activity data, all to protect users’ privacy. The built-in VPN is a very useful feature for Internet users who connect to public Wi-Fi in coffee shops, airports, and hotels. The VPN will send users’ request through a secure tunnel that encrypts Internet traffic coming in and out from their mobile devices. This reduces the risk of malicious third parties collecting sensitive information.
“Young people are being very concerned about their online privacy as they increasingly live their lives online.” said Wallman. “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. This is a free solution for them that works.”