Anonymous, 10 May 2017Not really. They *were* the most innovative, up until around 2011 or so. Then they sold ... moreThat's so sad to hear. I noticed Opera wasn't as active for the last few years. And the new Opera, while smooth, misses so many things that made Opera great back in the days. To the point that I use EDGE as my daily driver these days. I wish they introduced the download manager and other features of old Opera on the new, smooth rendering engine.
Ew gimmicky social media features that makes the browser more bloated and RAM hungry, I'll stick to FF/Waterfox and my basic Chromebook lol
This is the best part>>>>>There are also shortcuts available for jumping from one service to the other or when the boss is behind the corner.!lol
Claudiu.Lucian, 10 May 2017I prefer using my phone for Messenger and Whatsapp...I prefer to use my mechanical keyboard over virtual on-screen keyboard on my phone, so I use the desktop-application for WhatsApp always when I'm near my PC.
Simon, 10 May 2017Even though I'm not going to use this, gotta love Opera for being the most innovative browser ... moreNot really.
They *were* the most innovative, up until around 2011 or so.
Then they sold off their major assets (including FastMail), fired a bunch of workers, and re-based on WebKit, now Blink.
In that, they also lost a lot of creativity, coding ability, and respect from the community.
They also quite openly made fun of Linux users.
So let them tread the 0.5% usage mark. There is a higher percentage of Linux desktop users now than Opera Browser users. Adding a messenger to their browser will not bring them back. Someone else mentioned, it's just another attack vector. This from a company that can no longer write code, and taunts NEW ICONS as being a reborn browser.
Meanwhile, FastMail is worth more than Opera now, go figure.
Even though I'm not going to use this, gotta love Opera for being the most innovative browser company over the years. They are amazing.
tried it....but then I realized I am using the Windows Store apps of Instagram and fb while I use the desktop version of Whatsapp. Cool but pretty too late.
krystian, 10 May 2017I don't see this as being any different than snapping messenger on desktop to one area and ope... moreOpera used to be the heaviest browser of them all. It had tons of features any browser had to have dozens of extensions just to match, and since they were baked in with the browser (and not made by some backwater first time developer aged 12) they actually functioned and didn't take up many resources.
Ever since going with chromium Opera lost its flare. It's just starting to recover it, bit by bit.
Looks good, I would try.. only if I didn't had a Chromebook. XD
And that is a one weird woman..
I don't see this as being any different than snapping messenger on desktop to one area and opera to the other. I much rather my browser didn't take up so much memory and run so much code that makes it more vulnerable to attacks. It's as if Opera is in the midst of building an operating system like Chrome OS.