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Opera now offers better synchronization between PC and Android with an integrated QR code reader and its Flow function

27 mayo, 2021

Opera has just announced a number of new features for its browser on the desktop and on Android. Even if Opera 71 for Windows, Linux and macOS was released a few days ago, it was not until today with the launch of Opera 60 for Android, that the new synchronization features have been presented.

With these new versions on both the computer and the mobile, Opera now integrates its own QR code reader to simplify synchronization across multiple devices, and also incorporates a new version of its ‘Flow’ function to share files, notes and links between your devices to see them later.


Scan a QR code from Opera for Android and sync with Windows, Mac or Linux

Opera 71

Opera.com/connect page to generate a QR to scan from Android

Basically you no longer need to remember your Opera username and passwordInstead, by visiting opera.com/connect from Opera on a computer you can generate a QR code. Then, from Opera for Android on a tablet or mobile, you can use the search to scan the QR code that you have on the screen located.

Once those steps are completed, all passwords, bookmarks, speed dials, written browsing history and open tabs will be synchronized.

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Login credentials are not required to use Opera’s sync feature. You have the option to update this aspect and associate the history with your email and password if you wish.

The other important novelty is Flow 3, which is now also included in Android and is used for share files, links, YouTube videos, photos and personal notes between your own browsers Operate from mobile or desktop.

Flow is very useful for sending yourself notes, photos and other files to view later, and also lets you open an end-to-end encrypted chat with yourself. You can paste and upload files of up to 10 MB, which wait for 48 hours to download to another device before being deleted.

Finally, the new Opera for the desktop also includes an “easy files” feature so that when you attach files from your browser, you get a visual display of the files you most recently downloaded without having to search your computer’s file explorer.