Opera for Android version 50 brings improved ad-blocking, PiP and more

Opera for Android (that other Opera browser app on mobile that is not Opera mini), just like its desktop counterpart, has had ad-blocking enabled for a while now.

However, unlike its desktop counterpart which lets users block ads on specific sites, the mobile app has only been letting users issue blanket ad-blocking. That is, once the ad-blocking feature is activated, ads are blocked on all sites one visits, no exceptions.

That is changing in version 50 of Opera for Android which is now available as an update through the Google Play Store (see link below).

“This option can be enabled from the search bar of the browser. Users can tap on the green lock located at the left side of the website address which will display a window with site settings. Users can then choose to exclude a website from ad blocking,” notes Opera’s team in a blog post.

In addition to that, Opera for Android 50 is also introducing a few new features that users will, probably, find useful.

Those with devices running Android Oreo going up (Pie, as of now) will now be able to pop out video content they encounter as the browser app now supports Picture-in-Picture as well as a new fast scroller for quicker page navigation.

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Opera also says that the cookie dialogue blocker feature we have previously covered has also been improved in Opera for Android 50.

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