Opera has now added some features of its experimental browser in a major design overhaul.
Codenamed “Reborn”, the re-design was built to enhance multitasking of the core messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram.
The apps can be pinned side-by-side or overlayed with a current tab in the browser. Built-in messaging can majorly reduce the need for desktop versions of messengers.
The included messengers are Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram. To use any of them, simply click their icon.
After you log in to the site, there are two ways of using this feature: you can open it in overlay or pin it side-by-side with your current tab.
Pinning a communicator allows you to combine online chatting with a full browsing experience.
You can also decide which of the messengers to enable in your sidebar by selecting them under ‘Customize start page.’
In a blog post, Opera announced that the design changes will include a dark and light theme visual background, placing particular emphasis on visual effect.
StatCounter released Opera’s market share to stand at 3.54% and with a 5.03% share in mobile.
Opera still has a long way to go to compete with Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari but this could certainly be a stepping stone.
You can give the browser a try here.