In an attempt to make things more social, Opera has launched a complete redesign of its desktop browser codenamed “reborn” adopting some messaging features from Neon, an experimental version of Opera. The new features include built-in support for Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and WhatsApp which allows users to chat from their opera browser using the new sidebar.
Instead of using the web or desktop versions of your favorite messaging apps, Opera 45 aka reborn neatly arranges them on the side of your browser window, allowing you to chat while you browse. There’s nothing particularly special about Opera’s versions of the messaging programs though. WhatsApp is just WhatsApp Web that everyone already uses, while clicking the Facebook Messenger takes you to Messenger.com. What’s different about Opera’s approach is that the messaging web apps don’t open in a new tab. Instead, the messengers appear in a panel that pops out from the browser’s left rail. Continue reading