Opera recently announced the introduction of Free VPN feature in its browser, now VPN is a built-in feature in Opera browser.
Users can now stop paying for VPN software’s or downloading extensions for their browser. With native free VPN client and that too unlimited, straight away from the Opera browser, users can start surfing the web anonymously and access blocked websites/content in their country.
Opera is one among the top three browsers, but the browser was preferred next to Chrome & Firefox. Now with built-in VPN feature (powered by SurfEasy Inc), Opera can certainly increase their browser user base.
With VPN in your browser,it can enhance your security on public Wi-Fi, lets you hide browsing activities, bypass firewalls and access blocked content.
How to Enable & use Free VPN in Opera Browser ?
You can either watch above ‘How to Enable VPN Feature ?’ video or follow below description.
The VPN feature is now only available in developer build of Opera, so first download & install the developer version from https://www.opera.com/developer
Now after installation, launch the browser and click the ‘Menu‘ tab on the top left of the browser, then click on ‘Settings‘, under settings locate and click on ‘ Privacy Security’.
As shown in above image, on the right side of the Settings page you can notice Browser VPN feature and under this category click on ‘ Open private window’.
Now in the Private Window, you can notice ‘VPN’ tab on the right side of the address bar. The free VPN feature can be available only in Private browsing mode or Private window. So, for using the feature you need to launch the Private browsing tab.
As you can see the ‘VPN’ tab in the private window is in gray colour, which means the feature is disabled, by-default it is turned off. Left click the ‘VPN’ tab & click on the slider to enable the feature, the VPN tab will turn to ‘blue‘.
The blue VPN tab indicates you can start accessing blocked websites in your country and surf the web anonymously.You don’t require any account or bother about paying for the service.
Also clicking on the same tab, you can have option to select the virtual locations or virtual IP’s. For now the service provides four VPN servers or locations, which include : U.S.A, Canada, Germany and Netherlands.
That’s it, users who want a service to unblock web restrictions and users who are concerned about their online privacy can start using the useful Free VPN feature in Opera browser and you can get the developer build from here.
If you are using Windows 10/8/7, you can skip some process and straight away open the private browsing window right from the windows taskbar.
Just, drag & drop the Opera short cut on windows task bar ( Pin the icon), every time you wish to use VPN, from the taskbar right click the Opera short cut and click on ‘New Private Window’,
Also, you can normally open the opera browser and use the shortcut key ‘CTRL+SHIFT+N’ to launch the private window.