Opera browser to bring built-in VPN on Android

Joanna Estrada
February 10, 2019

Opera has announced that it is adding a built-in VPN to its Opera for Android browser in an effort to better protect its users safety online. You'll still need to pay for a proper VPN service if you want OS-level protection that would encrypt the traffic flowing through all of the apps on your phone. You can choose a VPN server region or let the app decide, and you don't have to leave the VPN on all the time.

A VPN lets you route all your device's data through a secure connection before heading out into the wider internet.

With that being said, you can put faith on free VPN if it's coming from a trustable source like Opera. Just like that version, the mobile browser also offers you to bypass VPN when accessing search engines. Opera's VPN is a no-log offering that means the information travelling through the virtual IP and the network servers is not collected, ensuring that privacy and security of users' data are not jeopardised when they are connected to a public network. Opera says its new free VPN keeps zero logs.

Still, it's hard to ignore a free VPN with unlimited use.

Back in 2016, Opera introduced VPN support for its browser that gave users the ability to use VPN without downloading third-party apps or paying for expensive VPN subscriptions.

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