Opera for Android 57 brings Speed Dial to the URL bar and more

Image shows the speed dial feature in Opera for Android 57

Opera Software has announced the availability of Opera for Android 57. The new update gives users more control over the data saving feature, improves saving pages offline, introduces quicker access to Speed Dial from the URL bar as you type, and adds support for Web 3 domain names.

In Opera 9.2, which was released back in 2007, Opera added support for a feature called Speed Dial, which lets you pin your favourite websites to the new tab page. In the mobile era, Opera Software has noticed that users head to the URL bar to get to a new site whenever they’re not on the homepage. With this update, if a user types in a website in the URL bar that’s already pinned with Speed Dial, an autocomplete option will appear allowing for quicker navigation.

Since last year, the firm has been working on what it called Web 3 functionality; in the Opera browser, this has taken the form of cryptocurrency integration. With today’s update, Web 3 support is extended with support for .crypto domain names as well as .eth and .xyz (ENS: Ethereum Name System) using IPFS. The Crypto Buy feature has also been expanded to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.

Other notable changes were made to offline pages and data saving functionality. Users can now customise the storage location for offline pages. The firm has also updated the offline pages user interface to provide a better experience. With regards to the data saving feature, a new badge has been added to tell you if the feature is active or not. Tapping the badge will quickly take you to the data saving settings. To make the badge appear, you must first enable data saving.

You can grab the new update right now from the Google Play Store.

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