Opera Reborn 3 now available with Web 3, faster built-in VPN, improved ad blocking, and more
Those who were waiting for Opera 58 to move up to Opera 59 were surprised to notice that the makers of the desktop Opera browser decided to skip a version and to deliver Opera 60 instead. The good part is that Opera 60 comes as Reborn 3 — the first desktop browser with Web 3 support.
Web 3 is, according to Opera's Joanna Czajka, "an umbrella term for a set of emerging technologies intersecting cryptocurrencies, blockchains and distributed systems that, together, extend the capabilities of the Web we all use today in important and meaningful ways." In fewer words, this means that Opera 60 comes with a Crypto Wallet tool built-in and nothing more.
The interface of the browser has been improved by moving some elements around, removing dividing lines between sections, and by introducing two distinct themes — Light and Dark. Obviously, the ad blocker and free VPN have been included — and improved — as well.
The Opera team also created a short film entitled "Escape" that focuses on the main character's quest for getting back in control of her digital life. The movie can be watched here.
While all the changes might not be enough for those who suddenly began to hate Opera after v12, I think that this browser is on the right path and deserves one more chance. No, this is not a paid article, it is just my honest opinion — and I was one of those who dropped Opera after v12 for a few years as well. Is Opera Reborn 3 enough to earn back your support or still not? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section, as usual.