Great news for the users of Opera browser! Opera has introduced free, unlimited and built-in VPN (Virtual Private Network). So now you enjoy privacy, access regional blocked websites, and keep the anonymity while using Opera browser without using any extension.
This VPN feature is currently available in Opera 38 developer version, but you can expect it with regular Opera browser in future for sure. After bringing the built-in ad-blocker, Opera has stepped further to attract more users by introducing this fee and unlimited VPN feature. You also have the choice to choose from three different VPN servers. Also, it shows data usage stats when browsing with VPN.
Above what you see is the VPN pop up that shows data usage and gives option to change the VPN server.
Although we have some good VPN tools, like, TunnelBear, Hola, etc., but we also know their limitations especially with free plans. In that case, the introduction of free and unlimited VPN feature can be a big achievement for Opera to attract more and more users.
Enable and Use The Built-In, Free and Unlimited VPN Feature of Opera Browser:
You first need to download and install Opera developer browser if you haven’t already. After that:
Step 1: Launch the browser, click on Menu and then Settings.
Step 2: In Settings page, you need to access ‘Privacy & security‘ menu. There you will find the new VPN section and option to Enable VPN feature.
Note: Mac users have to access Preferences to activate this feature.
Step 3: After enabling this feature, open a webpage or website. Now in the address bar, you will notice that VPN icon is visible. It ensures that VPN is active and you are browsing via it. You can also click on this icon to open a pop-up, which lets you disable/enable VPN. By default, you are connected to the servers located in Canada. However, you can also switch to Germany and United States.
Choose the location that fits best for you. The data transferred per month using VPN is also visible in that pop-up. You might have to change the server to display usage stats.
This is really a big and important step by Opera that can help to earn the trust of users. Still, the big question is if this VPN feature is really better than other trustworthy VPN service providers. There are very limited number of VPN servers currently available to choose from (may be this number will increase in future). However, no doubt, that this free and unlimited VPN offer is unbeatable and a unique feature not available with other browsers. If you want to try out this feature, go ahead.