Opera's Reborn Beta Browser Build for Desktops Gets Social Messenger Integration

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Animation on the updated browser is quite something which makes Opera "Reborn" more alive and playful.

The new Opera Browser gives you a quick way to chat with your friends on WhatsApp, Telegram and Facebook Messenger directly from the browser.

Opera has announced the launch of an upgraded version of its browser for desktops, codenamed "Reborn", which becomes the first major browser with built-in social network chatting. While switching between the tabs to use different messengers can often prove to be a cumbersome task, Opera's Reborn beta build aims to ease up the process by allowing users to "chat side-by-side as they browse".

Apart from the messaging sidebar, Opera is also featuring updated browser in two themes: light and dark. Once a user has logged in to a messenger it can be overlayed on the main browser window or pinned side-by-side with the current browsing tab.

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Inspired by Neon, we made a decision to bring those seamless transitions between chat and discoveries to the Opera browser.

There are also some new security and performance features also included which notify users when they are typing in a password or a credit card number into a page that doesn't use HTTPS.

However, Opera is lagging behind Google Chrome and Apple's Safari in terms of user base but has worked on bringing nifty features to its browser that was later adopted by many browsers. To decode videos on Windows the browser now utilises the GPU which significantly reduces battery usage and provides higher resolutions.

If you get FOMO from being away from Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, Opera's new update will please you very much.

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