Opera Adds Free VPN to its iOS App

Kamso Oguejiofor-Abugu Kamso Oguejiofor-Abugu Writer

Opera becomes the first browser to offer a free VPN service across all major computing platforms. The VPN is now available for early access, and its full rollout will be accessible in the coming weeks.

“It could hardly be simpler, too: you don’t need a subscription, you don’t have to log in, and there are no additional extensions,” Opera said in a blog post. “All you need to do is just to hit a switch in the main menu to browse in peace, since the Opera browser makes sure that VPN traffic is encrypted and your IP address is private.”

The web browser company added that the VPN is a no-log service, so they don’t collect “any personal information or data related to your original location or browsing history. “Your anonymity ensured, you have safe and speedy access to virtual locations around the world,” the blog post read.

With the addition of the VPN service, Opera Browser for iOS now offers a handful of features, including a built-in ad-blocker that provides faster browsing speeds and restricts unwanted advertisements, Apple Intelligent Tracking Prevention that blocks third party tracking cookies, and Cryptojacking Protection that prevents websites from using your computing resources to mine cryptocurrencies.

What’s more, Opera provides new features in its updated iOS app, including a Bookmarks feature for organizing your online activities and a Live Scores feature that displays the day’s matches, whether they are “upcoming, in progress, or the final whistle has already gone.”

To use Opera’s free VPN, download Opera Browser for iOS and connect to the VPN in the app. For more information, visit the official website.

“With the latest addition, Opera has become the first web browser to offer a free, built-in VPN across all major platforms,” the blog post said. “(It’s available for) Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and now iOS – so no matter what you’re using, we’ve got you covered. Now available in early access, the VPN’s full rollout will be coming in the next few weeks.”

About the Author

About the Author

Kamso Oguejiofor is a former Content Writer at SafetyDetectives. He has over 2 years of experience writing and editing topics about cybersecurity, network security, fintech, and information security. He has also worked as a freelance writer for tech, health, beauty, fitness, and gaming publications, and he has experience in SEO writing, product descriptions/reviews, and news stories. When he’s not studying or writing, he likes to play basketball, work out, and binge watch anime and drama series.