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Benefits of Flow
The Flow feature in Opera is a simple and secure way to connect your phones, tablets & computers, and share information between them.
A seamless connection
Flow is essentially a temporary shared-storage between your devices, so sharing is quick, easy, and convenient.
No accounts or logins
To set up the Flow file sharing feature, you just scan a QR code with the device you want to connect. There’s no account, login, or password.
Secure and private
The information you send between devices with the Flow feature is encrypted, so your connection is private and secure.
Easy file sharing
When you send links, pictures, video, notes or files, they are instantly available for download or viewing on your connected devices.
Connect your devices with Opera
Share images, links, videos, notes and files
Share things smoothly between your computer and phone
Explore and tweet conveniently with a better view on desktop.
Save and collect web content easily, share it visually.
Use Instagram in Opera’s sidebar while you browse.
Work and browse more efficiently with many open tabs.
Organize tab groups in separate customizable workspaces.
Browse with less distractions and load websites faster.
Chat with friends right in your browser without switching apps.
A customizable and convenient newsfeed on your start page.
Easily capture, edit and share your snapshots from webpages.
Instantly send files, links and notes between your devices.
Pop out online videos so they float on top of webpages as you browse.
Easily manage, customize and keep your favorite places online.
Browse comfortably with enhanced privacy and security, for free.
Synchronize the Opera browsers on any of your devices.
Attach files in one click without digging through folders.
An easy way to noticeably extend your laptop’s battery life.
Automatically convert time-zones, currencies and units of measurement.
A world of music and podcasts at your fingertips.
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You know when you don't want to do something, like go out, but a friend makes you and then you're really glad you did. This is one of those situations.
Flow connects your Opera desktop browser with Opera for iOS or Opera Touch for Android
Do you send emails or messages to yourself so you won’t forget something cool you found online? With Flow you can share and keep links, images, videos, notes and files across your devices. It’s a seamless connection between your phone and your personal computer.
Setup Flow file sharing - Connect phone to computer
To use the Flow feature and share files, you need both Opera for Desktop and either Opera Touch for iOS or Opera for Android. In your desktop browser:
- Go to the Easy setup menu (top-right) and make sure My Flow is enabled.
- Click the My Flow icon in your sidebar, and Reveal the QR code.
- Scan the code with your phone’s Opera Touch or Opera for Android browser.
Flow file sharing
The Flow file sharing feature in your Opera browser is a simple and easy way to connect devices and share information. With one click you can send a webpage, image, video, note or even share files with Flow - the encrypted and shared space between the Opera browsers on your devices. You can instantly access your shared file or information on any device you connect. It's quicker than using google drive, and you don't have to use up your cloud storage space or send yourself links via email. Plus, it's free file sharing, so you don't have to pay for other file sharing services.
Sending content to Flow
Sharing content and file sharing is incredibly easy with Flow. Send a webpage link to your phone by simply tapping the Flow icon to the right of your address bar. You can also highlight text on a page and click the popup Send to My Flow option. Want to send yourself a reminder? Open My Flow with the icon on your sidebar and use the text field at the bottom to send notes to yourself. There, you can also click the Upload Files icon to send files, pictures, or documents - or even drag and drop a file into Flow.
Receiving content in Flow
Receiving files, images, notes and other content is fast. When you send it, a notification badge will appear on your devices. The shared file or content is shown in Flow along with information on the device it was sent from and a timestamp of its arrival. Interact with shared content directly in Flow - play videos there, preview pictures, or open file transfers in a new tab. Also, you can easily copy a file or content to your clipboard and use it wherever you want. Shared content is automatically deleted after 24 hours and you can clear your online file storage at any time.
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