Opera for Android 50 brings PiP video, better ad-blocking functionality







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Opera for Android has been around for quite a while, offering a lightweight browser for those with limited data plans. Now, Opera for Android 50 has been launched, bringing with it a few more handy features.

The updated browser finally has ad-blocking functionality that can be turned off for websites of your choosing. In other words, it’s no longer an everything or nothing approach to the matter.

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Opera for Android 50 also includes the desktop browser’s picture-in-picture (PiP) mode. This means you can watch web videos while using your messaging app or browsing through the home screen. Further, this update adds a “fast scroll handle” feature, which seems to be a faster way to scroll through long web-pages.

These features join other recent additions, such as automatic cookie dialog accepting, crypto-jacking protection, and an integrated crypto-wallet. Opera has also been testing an integrated VPN service in the beta version of the browser, letting you choose between Europe, Asia, and North America.

On the hunt for a browser but Opera isn’t what you have in mind? Then check out our list of best Android web browsers at the link.

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