Opera 40 Released with A Free and Built-in VPN

Opera 40 Built-in VPN

Opera web browser has just reached the 40 stable release a few hours ago. Features new free, unlimited, no-log built-in VPN service.

Today, we launch Opera 40 with our new free, unlimited, no-log browser VPN service. With this launch, Opera becomes the first major browser to release a built-in VPN service. When turned on, the browser VPN creates a secure connection to one of Opera’s five server locations around the world. The VPN lets you choose where to appear on the internet, giving you online privacy and security a boost while making content easier to access.

The new VPN can be enabled in menu Edit -> Preferences in the “Privacy & Security” tab. An icon labeled “VPN” will appear in the address bar, allows to toggle VPN on and off, and choose a location.

More features in Opera 40:

  • Automatic battery saving
  • Chromecast support
  • Video pop-out improvements
  • Newsreader with RSS support
  • Updated browser engine
  • Base on Chromium 53.0.2785.101

How to install Opera 40 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04:

You can either install the Opera browser in Ubuntu by downloading the .deb binary from the link below:

Download Opera for Linux

Or install / upgrade Opera using the official Opera for Linux repository:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list'

opera stable repository

2. Install the key so to trust the repository updates:

wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

3. Finally you’re able to upgrade Opera browser along with other software updates using Software Updater utility:

upgrade Opera browser

Or just run command below in terminal to install or upgrade the browser:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install opera-stable