Opera Adds New Snapshot Tool, VR Player, And In-Browser Selfies
There are new editing tools including pencil, arrow, blur, zoom, emojis and a selfie camera - with which you can capture selfies instantly and add them to the screenshot
Opera has recently launched a new version of the Opera browser which includes fun snapshot editing tool, a handy search pop-up tool, integrated popular social messengers and support for watching online video content using VR headsets.
Share screenshots with emojis, selfies and more
With the new snapshot feature, users will be able to personalize their screenshots taken from the web. Moreover, users can easily launch this feature directly from the sidebar via the camera icon. There are new editing tools including pencil, arrow, blur, zoom, emojis and a selfie camera - with which you can capture selfies instantly and add them to the screenshot.
Integrated with popular social messengers
In May, Opera became the first major browser to add support for popular social messengers as a sidebar in the browser. With this release, the list of supported messengers now includes Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram and VK. By integrating these web-based services, Opera enables people to use their desktop computers like they use their mobile devices without needing to install additional software or extensions.
Making VR 360 online video more accessible
In this stable release, Opera provides a built-in VR 360 video player. This feature was introduced in Opera 49 developer version, making Opera the first desktop browser to support 360-degree video streaming to most virtual reality headsets today. Owners of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and other OpenVR-compatible devices can now easily view the quickly-growing library of awesome 360-degree content.
Customize start page with Easy Setup
A new Easy Setup menu provides a shortcut to commonly-configured features for quick browser adjustments. This helps one to customize how the Opera Reborn browser will look with themes, designer wallpapers, bookmark and sidebar options and so on.
Also, users will be able to tailor Opera’s top features such as ad blocker, configure download locations and clear browsing data. If a user would like to switch from another browser, Easy Setup also makes it simple to import bookmarks and data from their old browser which will enable them to make Opera their new default browser.
“We believe today's browsers are getting dated, and that there is a strong need to rethink and modernize the browser,” said Krystian Kolondra, head of the Opera browser. “This year, we first launched a concept browser, Opera Neon, which truly captured people’s imagination of what a browser can become. Now we continue to refine and implement novel concepts as part of the project codenamed Reborn.”