Opera Software retired its free VPN app in April last year, which allowed users to avail the unlimited VPN to browse on smartphones and tablets, but little did users know that the company was cooking something new; Opera's free VPN is back.
Now, it’s available within the Opera browser for Android, and just as free, unlimited and easy to set up and use as the VPN app that was shutdown, basically its more like the VPN on the desktop version of the browser.
While VPN is required for privacy and security purposes, as it allows you to route your device's data via a secure connection on linking out into the open internet. Albeit, many free VPNs have come to serve ulterior motives, by retaining logs of users activities especially for targeted advertising. Opera, however has assured that its free VPN service will keep zero logs, and will not track your online activities.
Steps to set up Opera Browser for Free VPN service
Firstly, you’ll have to download Opera browser for Android, which is quite different from Opera mini browser. And install it on your Android phone, then tap the “O” icon from the bottom right corner, and tap on Settings to flip the VPN toggle to Enabled.
Within the VPN setting there are options for limiting to private tabs, virtual location and bypassing the VPN for search engines, and also a snapshot of data, mostly as it offers automatic protection without any fuss.
And you're not required to sign in to Opera account to start using the free VPN service, once enabled, it replaces IP address with virtual IP that makes it more difficult for sites to track you.
There are also options to choose a VPN server region or let the app decide, and it is recommended to use the VPN only for private tabs. But, you can use it always with the exception of when searching if you want to get local results.