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Published: Sat, May 13, 2017
Tech | By Arthur Brown

New Opera Browser Features Integrated WhatsApp, Facebook And More

New Opera Browser Features Integrated WhatsApp, Facebook And More

As you may be aware, Opera is trying all sorts of interesting tricks in an attempt to differentiate itself from rival browsers, and in the past the firm has made moves such as integrating a VPN service and providing built-in ad-blocking.

"Browsing and chatting simultaneously is cumbersome and inefficient now, as you need to switch between tabs when responding to a message", he continues. Integrated chat Aside from Reborn, the update's headline feature is the debut of in-browser messaging agents. With the new browser, Opera allows the messengers to reside within your browser without the need to install any extensions or apps.

Over the last few years, web versions of social messengers have increasingly become popular.

Opera announced today that the latest version of its flagship web browser is now available, offering key features from its Neon concept browser.

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You can also have multiple chats going at the same time, and cycle between different messaging apps in the pinned chat window at the tap of a keyboard shortcut.

In addition to the social messenger interface, Opera Reborn sports a new look with a high-quality graphical design that is more consistent across platforms. The browser also comes with a menu button that allows users to log out from the messengers.

In an attempt to "rethink the browser", Opera seems to have delivered a farrago of changes, and yet focus on one thing: the experience; dark mode, and smooth animations are small things, but they make for a decent update. With Reborn you can white list selected sites to save them from Opera's blocking feature. It will also handle videos on Windows more efficiently, and offload more of the work to the GPU, resulting in "significantly higher framerate, higher resolution, and lower battery usage".

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