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This article was published on September 23, 2015


Opera for Android now lets you add sites to your home screen

Opera for Android now lets you add sites to your home screen


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Opera has updated its Android browser with a few useful new features, including the ability to add shortcuts to your favorite sites to your home screen.

The latest version has an ‘Add to home screen’ option that you can find by visiting a site and tapping the plus sign on the left of the address bar.

Adding a site to your home screen takes only a couple of taps
Adding a site to your home screen takes only a couple of taps

It’s handy for pages you visit often. Sites that are served over HTTPS and have a special manifest like Twitter and Medium open in full-screen without the browser UI and appear as seperate apps in the task switcher when opened from the home screen.

In addition, Opera now syncs Web addresses from your history across desktop and mobile devices when you’re signed in.

The browser also lets you refresh pages by flicking them downwards.

Chrome has had these features for a while now, but it’s good to see Opera steadily improving its browser to offer users a veritable alternative on Android.

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