Features

Ad blocker

If you block ads, web pages will load faster and look cleaner. By blocking ads with Opera’s built-in ad blocker, you also block the source of many tracking cookies. The ad blocker also stops cryptocurrency mining scripts.

To block ads:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under Block ads, turn on Block ads and surf the web up to three times faster.

You can also turn on ad blocker by going to the Easy Setup menu found on the right side of the toolbar.

Click Manage Exceptions to set site-specific preferences. By default, a few sites are not blocked.

On the right side of the combined address and search bar you can see a small badge . Click on the badge for more information, including the number of blocked ads and trackers, and a site-specific switch for unblocking ads or trackers.

To stop cryptocurrency mining, or cryptojacking, from happening on your computer:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under Block ads, click Manage Lists.
  3. Click the NoCoin (Cryptocurrency Mining Protection) checkbox.

Read more about cryptocurrency mining and how we stop this practice here.

Tracker blocker

Opera’s tracker blocker feature blocks online tracking from analytic scripts, tracking pixels, and other methods of data collection. Removing trackers protects your privacy and data, as well as helps pages load faster. To block trackers:

  1. Go to Settings > Basic > Privacy protection.
  2. Enable Block trackers.

Click Manage Exceptions to change site-specific preferences, or click Manage lists to change or add lists.

You can also turn on the tracker blocker by going to the Easy Setup menu found to the right of the address bar.

On the right side of the combined address and search bar you can see a small badge . Click on the badge for more information, including the number of blocked trackers and ads, and a site-specific switch for unblocking ads or trackers.

VPN

Normally, your browser connects directly to websites, allowing websites to identify your IP address and approximate location. With VPN, you connect to websites via a VPN (virtual private network) server. As a result, your apparent location changes to the location of the server.

Before using the free and no-log VPN service in Opera, you need to enable it:

  1. In Opera, go to Settings.
  2. In the sidebar, click Advanced, then click Privacy & security.
  3. Under VPN, click Enable VPN.

You will now see the VPN button on the left side of the combined address and search bar.

Click this button to open the VPN pop-up window. Here you can turn on VPN.

How to set up VPN

Once you’ve turned on VPN, Opera will find the optimal virtual location for you, changing your IP address. Or, you can choose from one of the following VPN server locations on the drop-down menu:

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • the Americas

Learn how VPN and other Opera features protect your privacy and security.

Bypass VPN for default search engines

Using Opera’s VPN changes your virtual location while browsing. This influences your search results when using a search engine, such as Google. For example, if you intend to search for a nearby cafe while in Paris with VPN turned on, you may get attractive but inconvenient cafe recommendations in a faraway country.

Bypass VPN for default search engines allows you to use default search engines to find web inquiries relevant to your actual location with protection in an https:// connection. The VPN service will resume when you navigate to a web page.

If you wish to turn this off:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. In the left sidebar, click Advanced, then click Privacy & security.
  3. Under VPN, turn off Bypass VPN for default search engines.

This is not supported in Private Mode.

How do VPNs work?

When you use the internet and you don’t use VPN, you connect to your ISP (internet service provider) which connects to the internet. Websites you visit see your real IP address and location, and the data sent back and forth can be seen.

When you use a VPN service like Opera’s built-in VPN, your client (your VPN software) encrypts your data and sends it through your ISP to a VPN server and finally to the page you’re viewing. This extra step disguises your location. Websites you visit do not see your IP address and location, but that of the VPN server your data goes through. Also, since your VPN client encrypts the data between you and the websites you visit, anyone looking can only see the encrypted data.

VPN is a free service, and the amount of data you are allowed to transfer is unlimited. Read more about how VPN protects your security.

Read more about VPN on the Opera blog.

Currency converter

Whenever you select a text corresponding to a monetary value, such as $3010.50 zł, ¥800, or 2.00 BTC, the search pop-up will convert it to your desired currency.

For the currency converter to work properly, the corresponding currency symbol must be highlighted along with the numerical value.

You can copy the converted value to your clipboard by hovering your pointer over the value and clicking the revealed Copy button.

The currency converter uses your location at the time you installed Opera to determine your currency, but you can disable this function or change your currency on the settings page.

To change your default currency, which all highlighted currencies will convert to:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Advanced on the left sidebar, and click Features.
  3. Under Search pop-up, select a currency from the dropdown menu.

To disable the currency converter from the search pop-up tool, turn off On text selection, convert currency to.

Here is the list of currencies which Opera can convert:

    • AUD, $ – Australian Dollar
    • BGN, лв – Bulgarian Lev
    • BRL, R$ – Brazilian Real
    • BYN – Belarusian Ruble
    • CAD, $ – Canadian Dollar
    • CHF – Swiss Franc
    • CNY, ¥ – Chinese Yuan
    • CZK, Kč – Czech Koruna
    • DKK, kr – Danish Krone
    • EGP, E£ – Egyptian Pound
    • EUR, € – Euro
    • GBP, £ – British Pound
    • GEL, ლ, ₾ – Georgian Lari
    • HKD, $ – Hong Kong Dollar
    • HRK, kn – Croatian Kuna
    • HUF – Hungarian Forint
    • IDR, Rp – Indonesian Rupiah
    • ILS, ₪ – Israeli New Shekel
    • INR – Indian Rupee
    • JPY, ¥ – Japanese Yen
    • KZT, ₸ – Kazakhstani Tenge
    • KRW, ₩ – South Korean Won
    • MXN, $ – Mexican Peso
    • MYR, RM – Malaysian Ringgit
    • NOK, kr – Norwegian Krone
    • NZD, $ – New Zealand Dollar
    • PHP, ₱ – Philippine Peso
    • PLN, zł – Polish Zloty
    • RON, lei – Romanian Leu
    • RUB, ₽ – Russian Ruble
    • SEK, kr – Swedish Krona
    • SGD, $ – Singapore Dollar
    • THB, ฿ – Thai Baht
    • TRY – Turkish Lira
    • USD, $ – United States Dollar
    • UAH, ₴ – Ukrainian Hryvnia
    • ZAR, R – South African Rand

Please note that currencies which share the $, kr, ¥, and the £ symbols will, by default, convert to the U.S. Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Japanese Yen, and the British Pound, respectively, if no other currency abbreviation is highlighted.

The currency converter can convert these four cryptocurrencies:

    • BTC – Bitcoin
    • BTH – Bitcoin Cash
    • ETH – Ethereum
    • LTC – Litecoin

Currency conversion is based on two reference rates reported either by the European Central Bank (“ECB”) using EURO as its base currency or the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) using the Hryvnia as its base currency.

The default currency converter option is set to the ECB. According to the ECB, its reference rates are updated on working days, excluding TARGET closing days (generally Saturdays, Sundays and certain holidays). The ECB’s reference rates are based on a regular daily concertation procedure between central banks across Europe. Learn more about the ECB’s policy and exchange rates.

Reference rates using the NBU are updated in two groups, daily or monthly, according to the exchange rates of the Ukrainian Hryvnia against foreign currencies. Read more about NBU exchange rates.

Rates are not verified by Opera and you should confirm current rates with your financial institution before engaging in any transaction.

Unit converter

In the same way as converting currencies, the search pop-up can convert between imperial and metric units of measurement, such as feet ⇄ meters, gallons ⇄ liters, pounds ⇄ grams, and so on. Celsius and Fahrenheit are also included. Whenever a unit of value in either imperial or metric form is highlighted, the corresponding converted value will appear in the search pop-up.

For the unit converter to work properly, the corresponding unit symbol must be highlighted with the number.

You can copy the converted value to your clipboard by hovering your pointer over the value and clicking the revealed “Copy” button.

Here is the list of units which Opera can convert:

    • lb ⇄ kg
    • °F ⇄ °C
    • oz ⇄ g
    • mph ⇄ km/h
    • mpg ⇄ l/100km
    • gal ⇄ l
    • qt ⇄ l
    • fl ⇄ ml
    • mi ⇄ km
    • yd ⇄ m
    • ft ⇄ m
    • in ⇄ cm
    • in ⇄ mm
    • kW ⇄ hp
    • lb ft ⇄ Nm

Time zone converter

When you come across an unfamiliar time, such as 18:30 KST, the search pop-up can adjust the time to your local time zone.

For the time zone converter to work properly, the time zone abbreviation must be highlighted with the hour and minutes included (see the formats below). You may also highlight an accompanying date, such as 17-10-2017, in addition to the hour and time zone abbreviation, and the converter will adjust the date if necessary.

You can copy the converted value to your clipboard by hovering your pointer over the value and clicking the revealed “Copy” button.

The time zone converter uses your system’s location at the time you installed Opera to determine your local time zone.

Here is the list of time zones which Opera can convert:

  • PST / PDT: Pacific Standard / Daylight Time
  • MST / MDT: Mountain Standard / Daylight Time
  • CST / CDT: Central Standard / Daylight Time
  • EST / EDT: Eastern Standard / Daylight Time
  • AST / ADT: Atlantic Standard Time / Daylight Time
  • NST / NDT: Newfoundland Standard Time / Daylight Time
  • GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
  • BST: British Summer Time
  • MET: Middle Europe Time
  • CET / CEST: Central Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time
  • EET / EEST: Eastern Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time
  • WET / WEST: Western Europe Time / Daylight (Summer) Time
  • JST: Japan Standard Time
  • KST: Korean Standard Time
  • IST: Indian Standard Time
  • MSK: Moscow Standard Time

Search highlight

The search pop-up tool is Opera’s utility belt that allows you to search or copy (or share if you’re on a Mac) the text you highlight on a web page. With just one click, your highlighted text opens a new tab and is queried by your default search engine. You can also copy the text to your clipboard to use later on.

Battery saver

Battery saver makes it possible to browse longer when your laptop is unplugged, as demonstrated in the following time-lapse performance test.

The first time your laptop’s power cable is unplugged, the battery saver icon appears next to the search and address field, along with the tip: Save battery and browse longer! If you accept the offer, battery saver will activate every time your laptop is unplugged. If you have not previously enabled ad blocker, you are encouraged to do so; battery saver works better when you also block ads.

If you click on the battery saver icon, a dialog appears with an on/off switch, a link to the battery saver options in Settings, and an estimate of the time remaining.

You can later enable/disable battery saver, select when the feature will activate, and decide to always show the battery saver icon by going to Settings > Advanced > FeaturesBattery saver.

So, how does battery saver work? The secret is that the browser avoids doing more work than it has to, reducing activity in background tabs, pausing plug-ins and animations, rescheduling JavaScript timers, and tuning video-playback parameters. If you’re playing online video games, you might want to switch it off.

Read more about Opera’s battery saver feature.

Video pop-out

Opera’s video pop-out feature allows you to watch videos from YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo – almost any video provider – while browsing in other tabs or even using different applications. 

When using video pop-out, your video will play in an adjustable, movable, floating window. You can drag the window to any part of your computer screen – or even a second screen – as well as resize the video as you please. The window will float above other windows and applications so that you can always have an eye on the action.

How to use video pop-out in Opera

To use video pop-out, start a video in your Opera browser. Next, move your mouse to the top-center of the video frame and the video pop-out button will appear. Click this button to pop the video into a new, adjustable window. 

Adjusting volume, pausing/playing, and advancing to the next video can all be done in the pop-out window. Player controls are found at the bottom of the window. This allows you to control video playback without needing to have the host tab open.

If you wish to quickly return to the tab playing the video, hover your mouse over the title of the video in the window and click Back to tab

Closing the video pop-out window does not stop video playback; the video continues playing in its host tab. You can also close the video pop-out by clicking the pop-out button again at the top of the video. 

To enable or disable the video pop-out feature, go to Setting > Advanced > Video pop out.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks are shortcuts you create for your favorite web pages. In Opera, your bookmarks are stored in the Bookmarks manager, where you can access, copy, delete, and edit the names or URLs of bookmarks.

There are three access points to the bookmarks manager in Opera:

  • Sidebar – Click the icon in the sidebar.
  • Bookmarks bar – Right-click or + click the bookmarks bar, then select Bookmarks.
  • Opera Menu – Click the button in the top-left corner of the browser on Windows or Linux, then go to Bookmarks > Bookmarks. On Mac, click Bookmarks in the toolbar, then click Bookmarks.

Turn on the Bookmarks bar

To show the bookmarks bar under your combined address and search bar, go to Easy Setup in the top-right corner of your browser and click Show bookmarks bar, or go to your bookmarks manager and check the show the bookmarks bar box in the top-right corner.

Create bookmarks

To create a bookmark, go to the webpage you want to bookmark and click the icon at the far-right end of the combined address and search bar. You will be prompted to name the bookmark and click done.

Edit bookmarks

To edit a bookmark in the bookmarks manager, hover your mouse over one and click the pen icon. You can now change the name and URL of the bookmark.

To copy a bookmark, right-click or ctrl + click the bookmark and click Copy in the pop-up window.

You can select multiple bookmarks by clicking the checkmark button on each bookmark. The checked bookmarks can be dragged as a group to a new location or copied to your clipboard. To delete a bookmark, click the x button.

Restore bookmarks

Deleted bookmarks are stored in Trash (Bin on Mac) in the left side panel. Open that page to see the bookmarks you have deleted. If you wish to restore a deleted bookmark to your bookmarks manager, hover your mouse over the bookmark and click Undo delete.

Create a bookmarks folder

A bookmark folder holds multiple bookmarks in one place. These folders can be placed in the bookmarks bar or in your bookmarks manager. To create a bookmarks folder:

  1. Go to Bookmarks.
  2. Click the button.
  3. Create a title for your new folder.
  4. Click the pen icon to create the folder.

You can now click and drag bookmarks into your new folder.

You can also click and drag any folder to a different location on the left sidebar. To nest folders, drag one on top of the other.

To edit, delete, or select a bookmark folder, hover your mouse over a folder to reveal the edit, delete, and select icons.

You can select and manage multiple folders by clicking the checkmark icon on each folder. The icon will turn blue when actively selected. Multiple folders can be dragged and placed in a new location.

Similar to individual bookmarks, bookmark folders can be moved or copied to your Speed Dial. They will become Speed Dial folders on your start page.

Use the bar at the top to search for bookmarks by name. Opera will filter bookmarks with each keystroke, looking in every folder, to help you find your page.

The switch on the left side of the search box changes how bookmarks are displayed. Select between a grid of images or a condensed list to better navigate your bookmarks.

Import or export bookmarks from other web browsers

You can import bookmarks from other web browsers to your Opera browser, as well as export bookmarks as an HTML text file from your bookmarks manager. To do so:

  1. Go to Bookmarks.
  2. Click the import/export button on the bottom of the left side panel. 
  3. If you choose import, you will be brought to settings, where you can import bookmarks, as well as browsing history, saved passwords and cookies.
  4. If you choose export, a window will open for you to select the save destination for your HTML text file.

Sync

Creating and using an Opera account with our browsers helps sync tabs, bookmarks, passwords, and history across all devices. When you’re signed in successfully, the button will display a green checkmark. This checkmark indicates that Opera is syncing your browsing data to your account.

If you don’t have an Opera account, go to Settings > Synchronization and click Sign in. Then click the Create my Account! button to register.

To sign out of the sync service, click the account button and select Sign out. Once you sign out, any data that is saved to your device’s browser will not be synced with your account. For example, if you add a new bookmark, it will not sync to your other devices until you sign back into your account. Note: Signing out of your account does not remove data from the browser. When you sign out, any data synced to the browser will remain on your device. Similarly, any data synced to your account will remain on Opera servers.

View and manage synced data

Opera syncs your bookmarks, Speed Dial entries, browsing history, passwords, settings, and open tabs with your other Opera browsers through an Opera account. Sign into your Opera account on your home and work computer, your phone and your tablet, and you can pick up where you left off when you switch devices.

Once you sign in, the browser pushes all of your device’s browsing data into your Opera account. The same will happen when you sign in on a different computer, on your phone, or on your tablet.

Your bookmarks, Speed Dial entries, browsing history, passwords, and settings will be merged onto your Opera account and shared between the devices you sign in on. Read more about how Opera manages your Opera account.

To select which kind of browsing data Opera syncs between devices:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under Synchronization, click the Advanced Configuration button.
  3. Select the data types you wish to sync.

View and manage synced bookmarks

To view bookmarks from your other devices, go to Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks from the menu bar on Mac or the  Menu on Windows and Linux.

Opera merges each device’s bookmarks and bookmark folders. The sidebar of the bookmark manager updates automatically when you add new folders or bookmarks on different devices. Any changes you make to your bookmarks in the manager will be synced to your other devices. Read more about bookmarks.

View and manage synced Speed Dials

To view and manage Speed Dial entries from other devices, open the bookmark manager by selecting Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks from the menu bar on Mac or the  Menu on Windows and Linux.

Opera organizes your device’s Speed Dial entries like bookmarks. To view, edit or remove Speed Dial entries on all your devices, click Other Speed Dials on the sidebar.

View and manage synced history

To view your combined browsing history, select History > Show All History (menu bar on Mac; Menu on Windows and Linux). You can also access your History page by clicking on the clock icon on the sidebar from the start page.

Opera merges the history of each of your devices onto the history page. Clearing items from your history clears them from the history of all the devices that you are signed into. Read more about clearing private data.

View and manage synced passwords

By default, your passwords are encrypted using your Opera credentials. Only encrypted password information is stored on Opera’s server and delivered to your devices. Opera uses your account credentials to decrypt passwords when you sign into your account on your other devices. When Opera receives and decrypts synced passwords, they are stored in your computer’s Keychain.

If you do not wish to use your Opera credentials for encrypting passwords, you can assign a master passphrase for your account. When you assign a master passphrase, not only your passwords but all of your synced data will be encrypted. To assign a passphrase:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under Synchronization, click the Advanced Configuration button.
  3. Under Encryption options, select Encrypt all synchronized data with your own sync passphrase.
  4. Enter your desired passphrase, confirm the phrase, and click Save.

Synced passwords can be removed from your Opera account through Opera’s password manager. To manage passwords individually:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Advanced on the left sidebar, and click Privacy and security.
  3. Under Passwords and forms, click Manage passwords.

Note: Removing passwords from Opera’s password manager and your Opera account does not remove password data from your local machine. Any synced password data will remain on your device and must be managed through your operating system’s password storage.

View open tabs

To view open tabs from other devices, select the Tabs button from the sidebar on the start page. Read more about synced tabs.

Integrated messengers

Popular messengers can be found within Opera’s sidebar. With these integrated messengers, you can continue chatting with your family and friends in an easy-to-open panel as you browse different web pages. You will no longer need to continually track down and return to the tab with the messenger when responding to a message.

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, and VKontakte are integrated and available in Opera. After logging in with your appropriate account for the messenger, you will find all your contacts and current message threads ready. Having these messengers readily available works great when you want to quickly share a screenshot you’ve created with snapshot.

To activate or deactivate the messengers in your sidebar:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Under Sidebar, click Manage Sidebar.
  3. Select which messengers you want available in the sidebar.

Here, you can also enable or disable notification badges for your messengers.

You can also Ctrl + click (Mac) or right-click (Win/Lin) the sidebar from the start page to open the sidebar context menu and select which messenger or other sidebar elements to have present.

You will be able to log in with your appropriate messenger account after clicking on the messenger’s icon.

Muting, pinning, or logging out of your messengers

Each messenger can be opened by clicking on its icon, and then closed by clicking the icon again.

With one of your messengers open, you will find a   menu in the top-left corner, and a pin icon in the right corner.

Clicking the icon will open the options to mute the messenger of notifications, hide the panel, or log out.

By clicking the pin icon in the top-right corner of the panel, the messenger will remain open as you browse the web. Click the icon again to unpin the messenger.

Personal News

Personal news helps you discover new and trending topics. It is a collection of recommended web content from news to sports to arts, and more. Catch up on your region’s most-read news under Top 50.

Clicking on the newspaper icon in the left sidebar of the start page will take you to the personal news feed. When you find something interesting to read, click on the entry to open the full news article in a new tab.

Opera creates your news feed based on your location. The Top 50 is an aggregation of trending news topics based on region and language. To change and view other regional content:

  1. Go to Personal News > Top 50.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select a region/language.
  3. The news feed will refresh with the latest content.

Create your own list of sources

You can customize the news feed to show you articles from sources you frequent, or from a list of topics you are interested in. Under My Sources, you can find a list of recommended or cataloged topics. To add your own source to the news feed:

  1. Go to Personal News.
  2. From the left panel, select My sources.
  3. Click Add sources.
  4. Search for your source in the text field, or select from the recommended or topical sources below.

Set refresh intervals for your news feed

You can select when Opera’s news feed will refresh with new, trending content. You can select from a frequent 5 minutes, to a longer sixty minutes, or to never. By selecting never, the news feed will refresh only when you reboot the browser.

To change the refresh interval for your personal news feed:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Advanced in the left sidebar, and click Features.
  3. Under Personal news, select an interval from the Check my sources for new content dropdown menu.

Be notified of available news feed sources

You can be notified if a website you are visiting has an RSS feed available for your news feed. A blue newspaper icon will appear in your address bar.

To be notified of available news feed sources, click the Show available news feeds on address bar checkbox under Settings > AdvancedFeaturesPersonal news.

News on start page

Catch up on the latest news from around the world with Opera's News on Speed Dial feature

News on the start page provides the most popular news articles from the web according to the languages and regions of your choosing. Scrolling down below your Speed Dial folders will open news dials for you to read. Click on an article dial to open it in a new tab.

To turn on news on the start page:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Advanced in the left sidebar, and click Features.
  3. Under Personal news, turn on Show news on start page.

Multiple categories can be selected to filter the content you wish to appear on your the start page. While viewing the news on the start page, select All to receive news from all topics, or select individual topics for a personalized news feed.

You can choose multiple languages and regions in the cogwheel icon on the far-right side of the categories bar.

Snapshot

Opera’s snapshot tool is a built-in screenshot feature for your browser, allowing you to capture any part of a web page. Snapshot includes editor tools so you can customize, highlight, and have fun with the screenshots you capture.

To take a screenshot with snapshot:

  1. On a web page, press Shift + Ctrl + 5 (⇧ + ⌘ + 2 on macOS).
  2. Adjust the frame to crop the part of the web page you want to capture.
  3. Click Capture.

You can select Capture Full Screen to take a screenshot of the entire page currently visible on your screen, also known as the viewport, or select Save page as PDF to save the full page, from top to bottom, as a PDF.

Alternatively, you can initiate snapshot by clicking the camera icon on the right side of the toolbar.

Editing your screenshot

Opera’s snapshot feature includes these editing tools:

  1. Zoom
  2. Arrow
  3. Blur
  4. Highlight
  5. Pencil
  6. Selfie camera
  7. Emojis
  8. Text

When you are finished editing the screenshot, you can choose to Copy and Close the image or to Save Image.

Clicking Copy and Close will copy the image to your clipboard, ideal for quickly pasting the image to a message in the integrated sidebar messengers.

If you wish to the save the image to your system, click Save Image. The image will be saved as a .png file in a location of your choosing.

My Flow

My Flow is the encrypted space shared between Opera Touch and your Opera computer browser where you can send online content like links, YouTube videos, web images and personal notes, to access them at any time from your connected phone or computer. You can also share your own files, such as pictures and documents, between devices quickly and easily. In My Flow, your content is displayed to help you identify which connected device something was sent from. Content such as videos or audio files can be played within My Flow or opened as a new tab.  It’s a great way to keep everything organized and accessible.

My Flow

Sending online content to My Flow

There are two ways to send web content to My Flow:

  • with the  button in the address bar
  • with the button in the FAB on Opera Touch

Address bar

While browsing, tap the button to send the page to My Flow.

FAB

From the FAB (Fast Action Button), select the button to send the page to My Flow.

Sending your documents or pictures to My Flow

To share your own pictures, documents or other files, you can either drag and drop them into My Flow on your computer, or click the upload button and navigate to the file on your device. At the moment, My Flow can save and share files up to 10mb and files will disappear automatically after 48 hours.

Receiving content from other connected devices

A small notification badge appears in the menu bar in My Flow when new content is sent. New content appears in My Flow with information on the device which sent it and a timestamp of its arrival.

Interacting with content in My Flow

Links to web content, videos, and other media in My Flow can be opened in a new tab or interacted with directly there. You can also copy the page’s web address or a note to your device’s clipboard.

Open in a new tab

To open content from My Flow in a new tab, tap the preview image or the text preview.

Play media in My Flow

Media, such as a YouTube video, can be played in My Flow. Tap the embedded media file to play it.

Copy

All content in My Flow can be copied to your device’s clipboard. Tap and hold the item to reveal the pop-up button, then tap Copy.

Deleting content from My Flow

Links, videos, photos, or notes in My Flow can be deleted individually or entirely.

To delete an individual item from My Flow: 

  1. Go to My Flow
  2. Tap and hold the page preview image or the device icon next to the item you wish to delete.
  3. Tap Delete from the pop-up.

To delete all content from My Flow: 

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Under Connection, tap Clear My Flow

If new content sent to My Flow does not appear in the panel, you may need to refresh or reset My Flow. To refresh My Flow, click thebutton at the top of the panel.

If refreshing fails, you may need to perform an Emergency Reset. Click the menu and click Emergency Reset.

After the emergency reset, you will need to re-connect My Flow with Opera Touch.

How do I connect My Flow on Opera with Opera Touch?

Launching Opera Touch and My Flow for the first time will take you through the connection process.

Read more on how to connect devices to My Flow on the Opera Touch help page.

Instant Search

Instant Search is a fast web and tab searching feature which can be used almost entirely from your keyboard. At anytime while browsing in Opera, press Alt + Space to pull up Instant Search. Typing a query will offer results from your default search engine, your history, or your bookmarks in a floating window. You can also search for an open tab through Instant Search, a useful trick if you have several tabs sourced from a similar web page.

The floating window will appear over your current web page and will present the results of your search. Clicking on a link will open the results in a new tab, or you can choose to dock the search results in a new tab. No matter when you decide to dock Instant Search into a new tab, the full search context will be kept so you can navigate back and forwards.

New search

To open and use Instant Search, press Alt + Space on your keyboard and type your search. Press Enter to receive results in a floating window, or press Ctrl (⌘) + Enter to find results in a new tab.

When clicking on a link from Instant Search, the link will open in a new tab. The search context will be kept in this new tab so you can go back to the search results page.

Press the → arrow key on your keyboard to highlight the search field to start a new search.

There are three ways to close Instant Search:

  • Press Alt + Space again.
  • Press Esc.
  • Click outside the floating window.

Find a new tab

To search for an open tab with Instant Search:

  1. Press Alt + Space on your keyboard.
  2. Press Tab on your keyboard to switch to tab search mode.
  3. Type in keywords to find the tab.

Click on a tab result to open the tab.

Crypto Wallet

Opera is the first major browser to integrate a native crypto wallet. The Ethereum-based wallet makes Opera capable of exploring Web 3.0 while also enabling you to make transactions with cryptocurrency and manage their tokens and collectibles.

Opera Crypto Wallet first launched on Opera for Android in July, 2018, and was added to Opera Touch for iOS in June, 2019. Opera for computers can sync with your Crypto Wallet, allowing you to send and receive cryptocurrency, explore Web 3.0, and manage your ERC20-compliant collectibles and tokens directly from the computer browser. Transactions with cryptocurrency made on your computer are signed off from your Opera for Android browser, adding extra security to your online payments.

The Crypto Wallet sidebar panel syncs with your Opera for Android or Opera Touch for iOS Crypto Wallet.

You can make transactions with the Crypto Wallet sidebar panel on Opera for computers and confirm the payment with your Opera for Android or Opera Touch for iOS browser.

Your keys, collectibles, and tokens in your Opera Crypto Wallet are accessible on both your Opera computer and mobile browsers. Your wallet keys and its backup phrase never leave your phone and remain secured by your phone’s on-device storage.

Creating an Opera Crypto Wallet

Before using the Crypto Wallet sidebar panel in Opera for computers, you will need to create your own Crypto Wallet in your Opera for Android or Opera Touch for iOS browser.

To create an Opera Crypto Wallet on Android:

  1. In your Opera for Android browser, go to Settings.
  2. Tap Crypto Wallet.
  3. Tap Open wallet.

Your Crypto Wallet is ready. Simple! You will now be able to access it directly from the main menu (Opera button).

To create a Crypto Wallet in Opera Touch for iOS:

  1. Open your Opera Touch browser on your iOS device.
  2. Tap the three-dot menu in the upper right-hand corner and select Settings.
  3. Under CRYPTO WALLET, tap the large button that says Activate.

Your Crypto Wallet is ready. Now you can access it directly from the three-dot main menu .

A 12-word backup phrase, also known as a seed phrase, will be created for you. You will use this phrase to sign back into your Opera Crypto Wallet. It is very important to keep this phrase safe and secure. Opera will never ask for your backup phrase.

Should you ever lose your phone or have your phone stolen, therefore preventing you from accessing your wallet, this phrase can be used to restore your assets in a new wallet.

Connect your Crypto between your phone and Opera for computers

First, you need to add Crypto Wallet to Opera’s sidebar.

To add Crypto Wallet to Opera’s sidebar, click the Easy Setup button on the far-right edge of the toolbar. Then, under Features in Easy Setup, click Crypto Wallet. Crypto Wallet is now in your sidebar.

Next, open the Crypto Wallet sidebar panel and click Reveal the code.

Now, open your Opera for Android browser. Tap the address bar, and then tap the bar scan icon. (Note: You may need to permit Opera for Android to use your device’s camera.)

Scan the revealed code in the Crypto Wallet sidebar panel with your Android device.

If the connection is successful, you will see the following pop-up on your Android device:

In the Crypto Wallet sidebar panel, you will see your wallet’s funds, tokens, and collectibles.

You can now use your Opera Crypto Wallet on your computer. Awesome, indeed!

How do I make a transaction with my Crypto Wallet on Opera for computers?

All transactions made with your Opera Crypto Wallet, whether by purchasing something or sending to or receiving from another person, must be confirmed with your Opera for Android browser. This acts as a two-step verification process to help protect your funds and keep your wallet keys secure.

When you are ready to make a transaction from Opera for computers, the Crypto Wallet panel will open and the payment confirmation process will begin.

Make cryptocurrency payment

To continue the payment process, open your Opera for Android browser. If your wallet is properly synced, the mobile browser will open the payment confirmation page. Here you can review the details of the pending purchase.

To continue with the transaction, tap Confirm.

Confirm crypto payment

After tapping Confirm, you will be asked to perform your device’s system unlock procedure.

The payment process is complete.

If the purchase is unsuccessful, you will see the screen shown below on your computer browser. You will need to reattempt the purchase.

Crypto payent failed

How do I receive Ethereum (ETH)?

In order to receive Ethereum from a sender, you will need to share your wallet’s address with them.

In the Crypto Wallet sidebar panel, click Copy Address to copy your wallet’s address to your clipboard. You can now paste the address in any send/receive form.

What is Opera’s dApp explorer?

The Opera Crypto Wallet provides a direct link to the Opera dApps Store. Here you can discover Web 3.0 apps such as CryptoKitties, Bitrefill, and other Ethereum-based marketplace and social applications.

To open the Opera dApps Store, open the Opera Crypto Wallet sidebar panel and click the blue dApp button in the bottom-right corner of the panel.

Please visit our Opera Crypto Wallet FAQ page if you have additional questions about the built-in wallet. Read more about the Crypto Wallet for Opera for Android.

Continue on Booking on your start page

Once you visit Booking.com and check out at least three hotels there, Opera will create a new Continue on Booking section on your start page, displaying your most frequently and recently viewed hotels on Booking.com.

Opera does not send your Booking.com browsing history to the Opera servers. Continue on Booking works fully within your browser, without any network look-up, and will only appear for active Booking.com users who have looked into at least three different places.

To turn the feature off, simply click x and select Do not show again. To temporarily hide it, choose Remind me later.

Continue Shopping on your start page


Once you visit Amazon.com or Aliexpress.com and check out at least three products there, Opera will create a new Continue Shopping section on your start page, displaying your most frequently and recently viewed products on Amazon and AliExpress.


Opera does not send your Amazon or AliExpress browsing history to the Opera servers. Continue Shopping works fully within your browser, without any network look-up, and will only appear for active Amazon or AliExpress users who have looked into at least three different items.


To temporarily hide Continue Shopping, click the arrow icon to fold the section. To turn the feature off completely, simply click x and select Do not show again.