If you use Opera, you know that it offers VPN solutions to its users. A year ago a similar service was available on mobile devices. On the computers it is accessible from the browser level, on iOS and Android was made available as a separate Opera VPN application. On April 30, 2018, the support for this has been terminated, and the Opera VPN itself has disappeared from the App Store and Google Play. Less than a year later, the company announces that it is restoring the VPN, but not as a separate solution, but as a built-in function in a mobile browser.
The technology and support for servers in Opera VPN is supported by SurfEasy, which was bought by Opera in 2015. Unfortunately, in 2018, the companies split up, and for users of paid Opera VPN solutions, an annual SurfEasy subscription was proposed. Today, the company announced that it is restoring the VPN service to its mobile browser – at least in the version for Android devices.
Opera’s mobile browser beta, available on Google Play, has been equipped with a free VPN service. Reason? Very simple – the company depends on the safe browsing of Internet resources by users of its applications. The offered VPN increases privacy by hiding the physical location. It also protects the connection when using public Wi-Fi networks. Care for Internet users meant that the company decided to offer its own solutions without using external servers over which it has no control.
The inclusion of VPN in the Opera on Android is very simple – just visit the browser settings and select the appropriate option. VPN offers several locations – Europe, America, Asia.