Well-known browser, Opera Software, has become the first browser to entirely incorporate a built-in VPN client for its Web users.
The Norwegian based company which is only making its new browser version available only on the “Developer” platform, added that the built-in VPN would have no limits in the traffic or usage time and that it would be entirely free.
The firm is making the option to choose a VPN available for users in Germany, U.S and Canada. They promised to make the service available to even more locations.
VPNs have so many advantages and having a built-in one only adds to the list. “The main advantages of having a VPN client built into the browser include improving public Wi-Fi security, hiding the IP address, and bypassing website access restrictions,” Opera said.
A spokesperson for the tech firm also said, “Right now we are releasing VPN in the Developer/alpha channel to gather feedback from users. Based on this feedback we will estimate on how much time we need to develop the stable version. Our usual release cycle is six weeks.”
Most VPNs, however, leaves programs such as email and messenger platforms without an additional layer because Opera’s VPN only redirects traffic through the company’s servers.
The VPN function is at the moment only available for desktop users, but the firm hopes to offer a mobile version soon.
“On iOS, Opera will offer a free VPN app named ‘Opera VPN.’ This is however not limited to the browser but offers VPN service for all apps on the device. We are thinking about developing a VPN for Android as well. Stay tuned,” the company said.
Opera’s free version of VPN is unique in that it offers unlimited traffic and user time. Other free VPN versions have limits. The company also confirmed that they planned to have the feature free at the moment.