Opera has just put a free VPN feature in its browser, and users get unlimited data usage. The VPN function will be available within its desktop browser with a simple flick of a toggle switch making it one of the first mainstream browser makers to offer this.
After users flip the VPN on, they’ll be allowed to change the country that they are displaying to websites, and the browser will show other information like how much data has gone through its VPN servers. Opera doesn’t require a sign-in to toggle the feature.
Similar to features found in paid services, Opera’s VPN offers a pretty respectable 256-bit encryption level, and will allow users to hide their IP addresses, and access blocked sites.
For now, the function is available only in its developer version of the desktop browser, and not in Opera’s other versions like mobile. Users will also only be able to choose between the U.S., Canada and Germany as spoofed locations.
Eventually, Opera is expected to make the feature broadly available in future stable versions of its desktop browser.