Celebrating World Browser Day 2023 with a look at Opera’s innovations over the past year

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:29 am

It’s October 16 DATE again and that means it’s World Browser Day EVENT 2023! So let’s take a moment to look back at all the innovations and cool product updates that we’ve brought to you this past year DATE .

Late 2022 DATE : TikTok ORG in the sidebar of Opera and Opera GX, plus improved image and video quality with Lucid Mode PRODUCT (aka RGX PERSON )

The end of 2022 DATE was about making our browser more fun! First ORDINAL , Opera ORG and Opera GX PRODUCT added TikTok ORG to the browser sidebar, making it easier than ever to watch your favorite content while not losing track of your main browsing activity.

And then, just in time for the holidays DATE , we also introduced Lucid Mode WORK_OF_ART to the flagship Opera ORG browser and RGX ORG to Opera GX PRODUCT . A video sharpening feature, Lucid Mode allows you to enjoy video content with crispness and clarity. It’s like having a crystal-clear window into your favorite shows and movies – no more pixelated faces or blurry images!

2023 DATE : Opera adds free VPN to Opera for iOS, becoming the first ORDINAL browser to bring coverage to all platforms

Security has always been a major concern for us at Opera ORG , and so in April DATE we extended our free VPN’s coverage to Opera for iOS WORK_OF_ART – in the process becoming the first ORDINAL browser to offer a free, built-in VPN on all platforms. Our VPN service requires no subscription, no logging into an account, and no additional extensions – all you have to do is flip a switch in the main menu and then browse in peace. A no-log service, our VPN does not collect any personal data or information related to your browsing history or originating network address. Your anonymity is therefore ensured anonymity, and you can take advantage of fast and secure access to virtual locations around the world.

2023 DATE : Opera presents native browser AI

2023 DATE has been all about generative AI so far – in the tech world writ large, and also for us here at Opera ORG . First ORDINAL we kicked off a collaboration with OpenAI – the maker of ChatGPT – and then we developed our own AI engine. All of this was a prelude to a big redesign of our mobile and desktop browsers, which let you interact with artificial intelligence in meaningful new ways – specifically via Aria PERSON , our own native browser AI.

Unveiled in May DATE , Aria PERSON was a big new step in Opera ORG ’s adoption of AI services. Based on our own “ Composer WORK_OF_ART ” infrastructure, Aria PERSON connects to OpenAI ORG ’s GPT ORG technology and is enhanced by additional capabilities – such as live results from the web. Aria PERSON brings you access to a leading generative AI service free of charge. A web and a browser expert, Aria PERSON lets you collaborate with AI while looking for information on the web, generating text or code, or getting your product queries answered. A customer support whiz, Aria PERSON is knowledgeable about Opera ORG ’s entire database of support documentation and can use the company’s current product knowledge to answer your questions.

In the future Aria PERSON can be expanded to connect to multiple AI ORG models and integrate further capacities – such as search and AI ORG services powered by Opera ORG ’s key partners. Central to our goals going forward, Aria PERSON and AI services are a big sign of what’s to come.

A browser redesigned: presenting Opera One

This past spring DATE we took our AI ORG strategy a step further by redesigning our flagship desktop browser to become AI-ready with Opera One ORG , which natively integrates Aria PERSON . This wasn’t just a facelift: it was a bold declaration that AI ORG isn’t merely an addition, but a fundamental component of the browsing experience. With Opera One, you can seamlessly interact with AI through a brand-new command line, as well as through the browser sidebar and directly from websites with AI Prompts ORG . Opera One also showcases a whole new way of working with tabs: Tab Islands GPE .

Tab Islands GPE are an innovative feature that addresses the challenge of managing multiple tabs. They automatically group related tabs together based on context, so you have greater flexibility in tab management. Expandable or collapsible, your various Tab Islands GPE grant you unrivaled organizational capabilities. So whether you’re planning a trip itinerary or working on multiple Google Docs ORG , Tab Islands GPE helps you stay on top of things.

Aria PERSON on the go

Aria PERSON has proven to be a big hit with Opera ORG users already, surpassing over one million CARDINAL users within two months DATE of its launch. So we were keen to bring our browser AI to all of our major platforms – first ORDINAL to Android ORG in June DATE , and then to iOS in August DATE .

On mobile, you can initiate chats with Aria PERSON via a small chat bubble. It’ll stay open when you open new tabs, making it easy for you to jump around and compare information without having to look for the AI ORG feature tab in a browser – or opening a new app. So now you can harness all the power of AI while on the go, right from your pocket!

Chess.com Collaboration and a dedicated chess browser

In September DATE , we partnered with Chess.com ORG to put chess right into the browser. With custom builds for both desktop and mobile products, chess enthusiasts can now enjoy their favorite game wherever they are! In Opera ORG ’s desktop browser, a Chess.com ORG icon now resides in the sidebar – so you can solve puzzles and battle your rivals while you browse the web. Opera for Android ORG also got a chess-themed makeover, complete with chess-related articles, videos, and informational content.

Opera GX: Bringing Aria WORK_OF_ART to Gamers

A few years ago DATE we ventured into the gaming world with Opera GX PRODUCT : a browser tailored for gamers which now has more than 25 million MONEY

monthly DATE active users. The integration of Aria PERSON into Opera GX PRODUCT opened up a new realm of possibilities for gamers: the AI ORG can write you personalized character bios or serve up the latest seasonal updates of your favorite games. All of the gaming news, tips, and tricks are integrated right into the sidebar or accessible with the use of cmd + /.

In October DATE we introduced some exciting new features to Aria PERSON to help you get the most out of our browser AI. First ORDINAL we focused on helping you get the most accurate responses to your queries. The “Reuse” feature, for example, allows you to create tailored responses by selecting elements from prior answers. Meanwhile the “Rephrase” feature lets you reshape specific elements of Aria PERSON ’s output. Additionally, the “ Highlighter WORK_OF_ART ” feature simplifies revisiting and referencing specific parts of Aria PERSON ’s responses.

We also looked at how Aria PERSON can help boost your creativity. The new “Compose” mode makes it easy to create content for various purposes – such as blogs, social media posts, or work emails – and “ My Style WORK_OF_ART ” even lets you train the AI ORG to write just like you!

Looking Forward to More Innovations

At Opera ORG , we’re not stopping here. Our commitment to browser innovation continues and we can promise you one CARDINAL thing: that we will keep working on meaningful ways to make your browsing smarter, faster, and more personal. Thanks for coming along with us for the ride – we’ll be back with more game-changing innovations soon!

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