Opera adds VPN to its mobile browser

21st March 2019
Opera adds VPN to its mobile browser

New Delhi, March 21, 2019: Norwegian browser developer, Opera, has  released a new version of its mobile browser, Opera for Android 51,  with  a built-in  Virtual  Private Network (VPN) service.
The new browser VPN is free, unlimited and easy to use. When enabled, 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.
When users enable the built-in VPN, 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.
“There are already more than 650 million people using VPN services globally. With Opera, they can now enjoy a free and no-log service that enhances online privacy and improves security,” says Peter Wallman, SVP Opera Browser for Android,  
“The fact is that users are exposed when they connect to public Wi-Fi without a VPN. By enabling Opera VPN, users make it very difficult for third parties to steal pieces of their information and can avoid being tracked. Users no longer need to question if or how they can protect their personal information in these situations.”
In India, Internet users love VPN services. Out of the 650 million VPN users around the world, 33% of them are based in India, this means more than 160 million VPN users in the country. With the new built-in VPN in the Opera browser these users now have an easy, and free alternative to enhance their online privacy and security on the web.
Opera for Android is available for download on Google Play.