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The Opera browser on Android makes blocking ads a breeze

This is nice.

Opera browser with ad blocking
Image: Opera

Talking about blocking ads is a weird thing, I mean, it’s how many websites make money and pay people, but there is a difference between serving ads to your viewers and shoving them down their gullet at every turn. Ad blockers continue to grow in popularity, but now, the Opera browser is looking for ways to convince Android users to use its browser.

How, you ask? Through its built-in, easy-to-use ad blocker built into the browser. Now, Opera is making its ad blocker even better in the latest version of the browser, Opera 50, by making whitelisting even easier.

Unlike many adblockers that require you to add an extension and then add websites to whitelists, this ad blocker is built in and makes blocking (or allowing) ads as simple as a couple swipes. I guess if you are opposed to ad blockers, this news isn’t the best, but for everyone else, it makes the Opera browser a bit more tempting.

Picture-in-picture also coming to Opera 50

In addition to the handy ad blocker, Opera 50 also brings with it a true picture-in-picture mode that makes multitasking even easier. It requires Android 8 or above, but allows you to have any video playing in its own, small window while looking at other websites or apps.

Neither one of these features are necessarily groundbreaking, but the convenience of both features are definitely a nice touch.

What do you think? Does this make you want to try the Opera browser for Android? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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