Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are very useful and handy tools when it comes to making your internet browsing safer and more private. VPN services re-route your traffic through different countries and locations making your browsing more safe as well as private. But it’s not easy to get this anonymity while surfing that too for free. Most of the popular VPN services like ZenMate or DotVPN come with a price tag on most of the browsers including Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. However, Opera has decided to come out as an exception this time.
Opera had been testing its built-in VPN in its beta versions for some time now and finally this unique inbuilt VPN service has made it to the latest build Opera browser. The latest Opera 40 comes with a free VPN service that too for unlimited data. This means that you don’t need to download VPN extensions anymore on Opera.
Here’s how to activate it:
STEP 1: Open ‘Settings’ in the browser and select ‘Preferences’.
STEP 2: Open ‘Security & Privacy’ and just tick the box marked ‘Enable VPN’.
STEP 3: Click on the VPN Logo on your Opera’s Address bar to see your data consumption as well as to choose the country from which you wish to route your internet traffic.
You can choose from among five countries including Canada, US, Germany, Singapore and, the Netherlands. Although, let me tell you that you won’t be able to enjoy foreign Netflix contents if you’re so planning as Netflix has already blocked proxies of Opera. Nevertheless, VPN will add an anonymity to your browsing and will thus make it safer as well as private and secure. Opera 40 is also offering other interesting features like a battery saving mode and an ad-blocker. You can learn more about Opera’s inbuilt VPN here. Stay tuned to Technohacker for more news and updates.
Via: THE VERGE