A couple of months ago, we introduced a fresh new look to Opera for Android. Today, thanks to your feedback, 🙂 we are rolling out some tweaks to the user interface and new features. Here are some things you might be wondering about with your new-look browser:

“How can I turn on data savings?”

When enabled, Opera will compress all webpages to load fewer megabytes, which will also make your browsing even faster.

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Go to Settings ⚙, located in the hamburger menu in the bottom-right corner of your screen, tap on Data savings, then tick the box beside Enable.

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Once you turn this feature on, you’ll be able to Block ads and choose the Image quality you want Opera to load in every webpage you visit.

“How can I change my default search engine?”

Switching search engines is still the same in this version. Tap Opera’s search bar and then the Google icon to the left to display all various options. Tap on the one you prefer to make it the default.

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In case you didn’t notice, Opera now supports Voice search. Tap on the mic icon to the right of Opera’s search bar and say aloud what you want to search. It will immediately look up your inquiry using your preferred search engine.

“Where can I find my offline pages, bookmarks, history and downloads?”

As you might have noticed, Opera’s user center is sporting a new icon design and a fresh coat of red paint. Tap on the hamburger button in the bottom-right corner of your screen to find your browsing history, bookmarks, saved pages and downloads.

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“Where can I sign in to sync bookmarks and tabs?”

Sync your bookmarks and tabs from your previous Opera browser and across your phones and computers. Tap on the hamburger button in the bottom-right corner of your screen, and choose Sign in. Log in with your Opera account, or create a new one, to start syncing.

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To find your open tabs, go to the tab manager located on the bottom bar and tap on the cloud icon at the bottom-left corner of your screen.

“How can I translate a website, add it to my Speed Dial, bookmark it or save it to read offline?”

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When browsing a website, find all these features placed on the three-dots menu in the upper-right corner of your screen. Tap on it to choose between translating a website, adding it to your Speed Dial, bookmarking it, saving it for when you have no internet connection or even saving it to your Android home screen.

What are your thoughts on Opera for Android’s new look and features? We hope you love them as much as we do. 😉 If you have any other questions, drop us a line in the comments below or tweet us @opera and our ninjas will come to your rescue!

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Update:
We know some people are getting the incorrect news in the updated product. This is a known problem and we are working on fixing it. The issue is fixed for new installs and upgrades. If you already have the wrong configuration you will get the correct one shortly, we are working on deploying a fix. When this fix is live all you need to do is restart the browser.

If you can’t wait you have two options – clearing app data or uninstalling and re-installing. We recommend you wait for the proper fix so you can keep all your data.

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  • I am very happy because opera team is doing very hard work for its users.

  • Nico

    Here’s a question for you:

    Why is the Adblocker no longer working on specific sites? I’ve sent feedback a couple of months through the App itself, but never got a response and the problems still persists.

  • x a

    I received this update a day or so ago. It’s fine.

    Sync your bookmarks and tabs from your previous Opera browser and across your phones and computers. Tap on the hamburger button in the bottom-right corner of your screen, and choose Sign in.
    If only it worked with (master) password superencrypted sync accounts… It does not.

  • Jenny

    When browsing a website, find all these features placed on the three-dots menu in the upper-right corner of your screen. http://www.proleadsoft.com/mobile-app-development/

  • gscott

    Where’s speed dial? I don’t like it. It was fine before. I don’t want new features, I want a basic browser which is why I started using Opera. Now I’ll go find something else. So long, and thanks for all the fish!

    • nikko_oz

      I’m totally with you on this. After I found speed dial, I discovered it opens a NEW tab every time. Why? Try Maxthon, it has a logical interface like Opera used to have.

  • nice, the new interface is good.
    But I couldn’t disable/disable feed and trending tab, or at least move it to the back of the stack. I’m the kind of people who doesn’t like trending news which in most of the time make me sick.

  • 0x2a

    I’ve been using Opera on different platforms for the last 16 years and I dreaded the switch to the new UI, but it’s better than expected!
    But please, change the behaviour of the Speed dial. I don’t want to open a new tab, every time I use it. At least make it configurable, so I can choose between opening the website in a new tab or the current tab.
    Keep up the good work!

    • Rob Deforge

      I second this. Everything seems nice except the speeding option. I used mine all the time previously on whichever tab I am on to quickly go to a favorite page, now it shoots me to the beginning of my too long tab list and opens a new one. I would like the option for the home button to work as the speed dial button did previously. Thanks for all your hard work.

  • TOGwDog

    I am a long time Opera user on multiple platforms, but I hate this new update on Android. Is there any way I can go back to the previous version? If not, I’ll be trying out other browsers this weekend.

    • rabel

      Totally agree TOGwDog. Now Opera is just like all the other browsers i rejected when i started using opera. It was a winning fomat. Minor fixes here and there would have been good, but this major rewrite is just awful. Is there a way i can go back to the previous edition. It was superior to this in so many ways.

  • SunSeth

    For a few months there’s no syncing between my desktop Opera and Android devices.

  • nikko_oz

    The previous new tab/speed dial/ bookmark configuration was logical and intuitive. I can’t stand the new set up! This is a classic case of trying to fix something that wasn’t broken. Please swallow your pride and go back. I’d hate to leave but you may leave me no choice.

  • nikko_oz

    Why does Opera open a new tab every time I use speed dial? How is that an upgrade? You’ve broken something that didn’t need fixing!

  • Bonpotiron

    In the newsfeed in the desktop version I added some rss feeds listed under My sources. I don´t find them in the mobile version

  • Marty

    Android shortcuts; how to get rid of an app in shortcuts / delete it. Thank you

  • Blue Ale

    Please bring the “Classic” App layout back! For tablets its much better to have everything at the bottom, so it’s within easy reach with your fingers.

  • Dimitri Mouflard

    Well you added a way to change default search engine and to add a search engine from a search bar… But I cannot choose Duckduckgo, except in a manual way.

  • Marty

    Opera for mobile how do you enter a shortcut and or delete a shortcut and how do you get the address when adding?

  • skt.diaz

    Animations are not smooth on xiaomi MI5. I had this issue with the old UI as well.

  • vad lensky

    Received this update yesterday. The first thing it did apparently was erasing all my data – history, speed dial sites, logins and passwords, sessions, bookmarks. Now, after having used it for a day, the new interface is rather annoying. How it used to be in the previous version? I would click on the tabs button, hit the ‘+’, get the speed dial and from there I would about 90 percent of times hit one of the speed dial tiles (that’s what the speed dial is for, isn’t it?) Or, if I needed to, I would use the search bar above the speed dial. Now, in order to get to one of my most-often used sites (remember, that’s what the speed dial is used for), it works like that: I hit the ‘+’, I see a new tab with the search bar, the cursor is already in it (supposedly in a very convenient manner), but there is no speed dial. “@#$%^&^&?” – this is my thought for a split second, and then I figure out that I need to click on the field below the search suggestions (which are now also shown with tiles, as if there wasn’t enough confusion already), Phew, I now got the speed dial, finally, with the only caveat that it should be renamed, “second-thought dial” or “slow-speed dial” would probably work. I also don’t like the look of it, and here I’ll refer to the uppermost picture posted on this page, the screen on the left: the red field with the word “Opera” is just too big, aggressive, and takes too much space on the screen. I understand that a good browser, probably, must be proud of itself, and this red field is a way to show that, but I frankly do think that it was so much better without it. Then, there’s the thing with the new tab, already pointed out. Another very annoying thing is that the ad blocker is now letting through, on some sites, some of the ads that it would block before (and the ad blocker was one of the things why I installed Opera mobile in the first place). So, all in all, I’d call this update rather disappointing.

  • vad lensky

    Oh, I just figured it’s even worse than I thought. There is really no speed dial anymore, as it sticks to the leftmost tab; now there is no way to open a speed dial in a new tab. If you already have a few open tabs, you can ether have a new tab on the right with a search bar, but if you hit the field below the search bar, it just closes the new tab and goes back to the previous tab. You can still access the speed dial, but, as said above, it sticks to the leftmost tab and you need to scroll all the way to it if you want to use the “speed” dial. That’s just astonishing.

  • Bexdon

    The new design has TWICE as much non-webpage stuff occupying valuable real estate on my phone’s screen. That’s because there are now TWO toolbars (one at the top and one at the bottom). There used to be only ONE toolbar (which was at the top). The old design was sleek. The new design is a pig. I used to love this app. Now I hate it.

  • rabel

    Sadly Opera has now all the features that caused me to leave other browsers in the past. I hate the changes to the Android version, particularly for bookmarks. Quick simple access to bookmarks was the key feature that made Opera different and substantially better than other browsers. Now bookmarks are hidden in some 4-6 click hideaway. So I’ve gotten rid of opera and gone back to other browsers. Sad, the previous version was almost perfect.

  • Ignatius

    When we will have normal adblocker, that works not only in data saving mode? New interface is terrible, “Exit” is 3 taps away.

  • Gloriam

    This new UI is bad, no longer is it sleek and the news page is.. what the hell, my can’t I combine my news feeds like technology and gaming, talking about gaming, IT’S NOT THERE.

    Allow us the remove the default news feed, it’s useless, can’t even change a thing.

    Why did you push this update, it’s not even done..

  • lovhitha

    Can we able to block ads in Mobile browser? Let me know if there is any way to do it. But this blog Flipagram is saying that it is not possible to block ads in mobile browser.

  • Miharbi Beperson

    ugly very ugly, i want a browser not a news reader