Opera might be the little guy compared to the big muscles of the browser world, but still, it's fighting hard to win over customers. In its latest move, Opera has added a cool new feature to their system - a messaging sidebar built directly into the browser interface.
From that sidebar, users will be able to directly login to their WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram accounts, and chat without having to leave Opera itself.
As per The Verge, the feature was first integrated into the company's experimental Neon browser, which was designed as a testing ground for Opera's new ideas.
"Opera Neon, released in January, is an experimental browser that envisions the future of web browsers, similar to the way concept cars predict the future of automobiles. One of its novelties is the ability to seamlessly hop between discovering new content and chatting with friends, or even share online discoveries while browsing," stated the company.
The company is calling it a "Reborn" with this new feature being integrated into the main browser as a part of their effort to bring some visual refreshment to the old browser.
Apart from the sidebar, "Opera Reborn" also includes a redesigned UI that offers animated icons, colorful themes, and a dedicated dark mode. The browser includes other features Opera has added over the past year, including a built-in ad-blocking tool and access to a free, unlimited VPN.