Opera web browser has undergone a major user interface redesign that features quick access tools to popular messaging apps including WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger (via TechCrunch).

Codenamed "Reborn", the design overhaul project has been evident in beta builds for some weeks, but the new browser version is now available as a stable release and existing users should receive the update automatically over the next few days.

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The messaging service access appears as sidebar icon for each chat platform, which invokes a popup with existing conversation lists. Users are able to start chatting from the sidebar while they browse the web. Chat app shortcuts are also displayed on the Speed Dial homepage.

Buttons and tabs have been reworked, with more prominent shadows and subtle animations. Also included in the redesign are new-look Speed Dial themes, refreshed icons, and a new dark mode featuring dark toolbars.

Opera also continues to include a free VPN and a built-in ad blocker. The web browser is a free download for Mac from the Opera website.

Top Rated Comments

citi Avatar
69 months ago
Snow Leopard once again misses out.

When can we have an up to date Web Browser. Currently the latest we can use is Firefox 45 ESR which isn't exactly what you would describe as current.

There are a significant number of Mac users still using Snow Leopard be it by choice or Hardware constraints.

Time for developers to get their act together.
[doublepost=1494414391][/doublepost]Indeed Safari has improved immensely from v.9 onwards
Snow Leopard? Not gong to happen my friend. That would be considered wasted resources.
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maflynn Avatar
69 months ago
I use a mixture of Safari and Chrome, I don't see the allure of adding a third browser to the mix (or replacing what works well)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AbSoluTc Avatar
69 months ago
I use a mixture of Safari and Chrome, I don't see the allure of adding a third browser to the mix (or replacing what works well)
Chrome works well? o_O
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maflynn Avatar
69 months ago
Free VPN for some times when I need that service. :D
Not sure I trust a company that offers free vpn, if I want vpn, I value my privacy and I have no idea that there are no back doors.

To put it another way, if they're offering it for free how are they making money - we're the product being sold and VPN is no different.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
69 months ago
Still not going to use it, sorry kids. iCloud features have me loving safari.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miknos Avatar
69 months ago
Used to be the best browser many years ago.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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