Flow is the encrypted space shared between Opera and your Opera computer browser where you can send files, links, YouTube videos, photos and personal notes, and access them at any time from your connected phone or computer. It’s a great way to keep photos, articles, recipes, travel ideas and links with you at all times. 

You can share files of up to 10Mb in size in Flow. Content such as videos or audio files can be played within Flow or opened in a new tab. Items will remain in Flow for 48 hours or until you decide to delete them, individually or entirely.

Read about connecting devices with Flow.

Sending web content to Flow

While browsing, tap the button in the address bar to send the page to Flow.

Sending other content to Flow

Open up Flow with the Flow button on the Home screen or from the three-dot menu . You can type in the field at the bottom to send notes, or tap the upload icon to upload a file from your device.

Receiving content from other connected devices

A small dot will appear next to Flow on your Home screen when new content is sent. New content will appear in Flow with a timestamp of its arrival.

Interacting with content in Flow

Links to web content, videos, and other media in 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 Flow in a new tab, tap the preview image or the text preview.

Play media in Flow

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


All content in 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 Flow

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

To delete an individual item from Flow: 

  1. Go to 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 Flow: 

  1. Tap and tap Settings
  2. Under Flow, tap Delete Flow
  3. In the double-check prompt, tap Delete Flow.

Passcode lock Flow

You can add an extra layer of security to Flow on iOS. To do so:

  1. Tap the three-dot menu and select Settings.
  2. Under Flow, tap Lock Access to Flow and choose if you want it to be locked after 15 minutes or always. Once you switch it on, Flow will ask you for your passcode for it to be unlocked.