It is not rude to suggest that you need a VPN to access some of your favourite apps at zero cost. Besides, we’ve at least told you that amongst the top searches in Uganda last year was Virtual private Networks (VPN) – for obvious reasons.
Opera is now including a VPN inside its Android browser and beta users around the world will be the first to test out the new feature. The company first launched a free VPN app in 2016 but discontinued it in April last year.
This time round, you’ll actually need to use Opera’s Android browser to have access to the VPN.
How to use Opera browser’s built-in VPN on Android
All you have to do is to tap on Settings in your Opera browser to activate the built-in VPN. Once enabled, the VPN will replace your IP address with a virtual IP address making it harder for websites to track your location and identify your device.
It is up to you to decide on the virtual location you want to use, and despite the choices being less than what you could get from a commercial VPN service, there are options in Europe, America and Asia.
Opera claims it’s not keeping any usage logs.
Users of the desktop web browser already enjoy its free and unlimited VPN just as the mobile browser also offers you to bypass VPN when accessing search engines. You can get Opera’s browsers for Android freely on Google Play.
So, which telco said they were blocking Opera browsers?