Opera for Android, desktop get new updates like sync feature, easy files, flow feature and more

Opera released new versions of its Android and desktop browsers on Wednesday. While the Opera for Android reached version number 60, Opera for desktop got its version 71.

This coincided with the new redesigned sync capabilities between the browsers, said a company press release. The redesigned sync feature uses a normal QR-code scan to establish a connection between Opera running on an Android device with Opera running on a desktop. It supports all kinds of desktops, be it Windows, MacOS or Linux.

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As per the firm, users can employ the feature by typing in opera.com/connect on their computers or tablets and scanning the QR code displayed there using the QR code reader in Opera for Android. After this, the Sync feature will synchronize all passwords, bookmarks, speed dials, typed browsing history, among other things.

Stefan Stjernelund, product manager of Opera for Android, said, “In the newest versions of Opera, we are making [customers’] lives much simpler: all they need to do to connect their devices is scan a QR code displayed in their desktop browser with their phone”.

The Android Opera browser is also introducing a Flow feature and new Suggested Sites feature on the homepage. Using the Flow option, users will be able to share notes, photos and other files between their Opera mobile and desktop browsers. “Users can send items such as website links, text or images to Flow by highlighting them and selecting ‘Send to Flow’ from the context menu,” read the release. It will allow users to paste and download files of up to 10 MB size. The feature will wait for 48 hours before deleting the items.

On the other hand, Opera desktop browser version 71 comes with an Easy Files feature. This will come in handy while attaching files in the browser. Easy Files will present your most recently downloaded files in a visual form, thereby helping you to select the desired files quickly. So you would not have to remember the date of download or name of the folder.



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