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Opera's new browser lets users directly access WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram

13 May 2017, 01:36 | Muriel Sparks

Opera's new browser lets you chat on WhatsApp while you work

Opera's Reborn Beta Browser Build for Desktops Gets Social Messenger Integration

Opera noted that many people keep a browser tab open to their favourite messaging service throughout the day. The goal of these widgets is to allow users to talk with their friends while navigating the web, and without having to load a separate tab just for the messenger. However if you were to use Opera's latest browser, those tabs will no longer be necessary.

The Opera browser now lets you continue browsing a current page while chatting with friends in a separate "communicator" panel for WhatsApp, Messenger, and Telegram.

"Browsing and chatting simultaneously is cumbersome and inefficient now, as you need to switch between tabs when responding to a message", he continues. "We believe this needs to change", he said.

These sidebar widgets are unique to Opera, and something not present in any other browser.

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This feature first appeared in the company's experimental Neon browser, which was created to test out Opera's weirdest ideas.

Ad blocking improvements. Building on its previous support for ad blocking, Opera 45 now auto-reloads a web page when you toggle ad blocking, and it includes various improvements to block list management. Dubbed as "Opera Reborn", it majorly overhauls various elements like the sidebar, icons, edges, colors and presents a relatively more modern aesthetic which, in my opinion, looks significantly better than its counterparts including Chrome.

This is a rather interesting move from Opera, given how much we spend our time inside a Web browser when we are using our notebook or desktop computer. A substantial part of the Reborn is also the UI of the browser itself - for instance, Opera has completely changed some of the icons and the new Reborn interface also includes some smooth animations to help improve the user experience.

The Opera browser is reborn thanks to the power of messaging.



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