Opera's new update brings some new features to the Browser

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Reborn was built with the idea of multitasking at its core and a focus on incorporating messaging apps. "Like other browsers and websites, Opera does not have access to any information shared or transmitted via this service".

Opera tried something really different for browsers with its Opera Neon experiment.

The Opera browser now lets you continue browsing a current page while chatting with friends in a separate "communicator" panel for WhatsApp, Messenger, and Telegram. Opera said the interface has been "Reborn", the name of its extensive project to redesign the entire UI. The new browser combines work and play by enabling users to chat on a window next to the main one where they are working from. Opera is also debuting new iconography that's visually distinctive and better optimised for a range of screen sizes.

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Apart from a solid set of features, Opera is expanding itself on the social media front by baking in essential IM outlets right in its browser.

Ad blocking improvements. Building on its previous support for ad blocking, Opera 45 now auto-reloads a web page when you toggle ad blocking, and it includes various improvements to block list management. There are two ways to use the integrated chat features. This will dock it alongside the active tab. However if you were to use Opera's latest browser, those tabs will no longer be necessary. Oddly, Opera automatically whitelists Facebook, Google, Yandex and Baidu.

Asked to justify its decision to whitelist these four particular sites, an Opera spokesperson explained to Ars Technica that none of them paid to be whitelisted, but Opera chose to do so "because they offer a good experience to users with ads on". Opera has been extensively tweaked under the hood in preparation for the new release. The usual round of security, performance and browser engine upgrades are also present.