Opera's new browser lets users directly access WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram

Opera's new browser lets users directly access WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram

Coming back to WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram, all these services can be accessed straight from the browser's sidebar, as mentioned above. In its latest move, Opera has added a cool new feature to their system - a messaging sidebar built directly into the browser interface. Currently, it supports the three leading apps including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Telegram which I think should suffice most users' needs. Opera says that browsing and chatting simultaneously remains "cumbersome and inefficient", and this seems to be the solution to that problem. "That's why we bring you Opera Reborn, the first browser to allow messengers to reside within your browser, without the need to install any extensions or apps".

On the surface, Reborn features a flat and minimalistic aesthetic, with the browser now incorporating a "dark theme" when you want to avoid having your retinas burned at night.

The sidebar will automatically hide by default once users click out of it, but one can also choose to pin the sidebar and have it work side-by-side with any webpage.

Opera has been consistently pushing updates to its desktop browser in a bid to outrun market leaders such as Google's Chrome. Shortcuts let you switch between these pinned apps, and more apps can be added or removed in settings. The browser also comes with a menu button that allows users to log out from the messengers. "In this release, in addition to the new messenger experience, it brings a fresh look, new icons, colours, wallpapers and a touch of animation", Opera said in its release.

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

Opera told Ars Technica that none of the sites paid to be on the list.

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