Opera Launches Free VPN for iOS to Compete with Paid Alternatives
- Apr 12, 2023
Opera, the maker of a popular web browser known for its ad-blocking capabilities, recently announced that it had released an updated version of its iOS app, which includes a free virtual private network (VPN) service. This marks the first time that a browser has offered a free VPN across all major computing platforms. The aim is to compete with Apple and Google’s paid alternatives in order to give users increased privacy and security when browsing online.
With this new feature, users can protect their privacy by hiding their IP address from websites they visit and encrypting data sent over public Wi-Fi networks. This ensures that hackers cannot intercept sensitive information such as passwords or credit card numbers when connected to public hotspots. Additionally, Opera’s VPN will allow users to access content that may be blocked in certain countries due to censorship laws.
In addition to providing enhanced security measures, Opera also claims its VPN will improve users’ web browsing experience by allowing them faster speeds on certain sites due to less congestion on servers located closer geographically than those used by other providers. Ultimately this could lead to shorter loading times while visiting websites or streaming media content such as videos or music tracks.
As previously mentioned, this is not the first time that Opera have included a free virtual private network within one of their products – earlier versions were available on Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Linux operating systems, along with Android mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets before being introduced into iOS devices today. However, what makes this release unique is the fact that it provides cross-platform compatibility across all major computing platforms meaning greater flexibility for customers who use multiple devices every day, including both desktop computers and mobile phones alike, without having to purchase multiple subscription packages from different vendors each time they switch device type between home/office locations or during travel trips away from home, etc.
All in all, it looks like Opera is taking big steps towards becoming more competitive amongst other offerings currently on the market, especially when considering its cross-platform compatibility range now offering protection against cyber threats regardless of device type used at any given moment in time, making sure customers remain safe at home or whenever traveling abroad thus giving them peace of mind knowing their online activities are secure no matter where they are located globally speaking.