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For about two years, Opera offered users who care about privacy the opportunity to use a free and unlimited VPN – a virtual network where traffic is encrypted and hidden from eavesdropping. The application disappeared from the Play store, but Opera has prepared a big surprise for us. VPN has been built into the mobile version of the browser. VPN is free and there are no data transfer limits.

Opera’s VPN disappeared from the app stores and was shut down in April 2018. Instead, Opera began directing users to SurfEasy and offered discounts.

The new version of the Opera’s VPN is not yet complete (it has been marked as beta and we find it in the beta version of the browser) and has several other disadvantages. For now, the VPN is only available in the full Opera (it’s not in the Opera Mini) and only on Android. By default, VPN is available when browsing in incognito tabs.

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VPN for Incognito cards can be enabled in the application settings. If you want to use it in all tabs, you have to run the Incognito tab and change the settings. At this point, we can also start skipping the VPN during the search and select the default virtual location (the place from which our traffic will “go out” to the global network). Opera’s VPN does not collect data about the websites visited. It is worth remembering that if you enable VPN, data saving will not be available.

For now, it is not known when the Opera’s VPN will go to the stable application version or whether the paid Gold offer will return.