Opera 49 based on Chromium 62 has been released and is available for download. The new version of Opera comes with an Easy Setup mode, extensions rearrange capability, refined private mode. This version of Opera has got support to watch 360-degree videos in your VR headset and improves browsing experience on HiDPI screens.

What’s new

VR 360 Player 

With this version, Opera software has added VR player to watch 360 degree videos in your VR headset without need to download the videos and play in a third-party application and is the first browser to do so.

Opera’s VR 360 player (enabled by default in Websites Settings under Virtual Reality) automatically detects VR Headset and shows ‘Watch in VR’ button (next to Video Pop out) when a user browses to a video.

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Customize Opera with Easy Setup 

Opera has redesigned the previous ‘customize start page’ panel that appeared in the top right corner of the start page to Easy Setup panel.

Easy Setup not only works as all-in-one setup panel for first time users, but also provides shortcuts to commonly accessed settings.
The panel provides switches to customize the way Opera browser looks with themes, wallpapers, sidebar options and so on.

Snapshot editing tool

Opera has expanded snapshot tool capabilities, it can now allow to edit captured screenshots and share. After capturing a screenshot, a rich editing menu appears in the editing window, including with selfie camera, stickers and drawing tools.

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If you don’t want to use snapshot editing tools, click ‘copy and close’ for the screenshot to be copied to clipboard and after copying snapshot editing window will be closed.

Other changes and improvements

Opera menu has been reorganized and History menu in it now shows a list of recently closed tabs and Windows.

The look of Private browsing mode in dark theme has been improved, it’s now lighter on the eyes.

You can now rearrange or shuffle extension icons in Opera.

One more messenger, VK added to the sidebar.

Five more new currencies added to currency converter.

Download Opera 49 for Windows, Mac and Linux from here.