Access Blocked Websites With Opera

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Opera has become the first mainstream browser to integrate VPN (Virtual Private Network). The Norwegian company has rolled out the service for free. The feature is built-in, which means you don’t even have to bother with plugins.

India is a country where getting offended is a national pastime. The government’s priorities are set around banning websites. This is what makes Opera an ideal browser for India.

According to Global Web Index, more than half a billion people resort to using VPN services. In addition to accessing restricted website in particular countries, online anonymity is a major reason behind using the VPN. Most of these people have to deal with shady ads, paid subscriptions, and outage. With Opera’s initiative though, accessing Virtual Private Network is easier than ever.


To activate this feature, go to your Opera browser’s Privacy and Security settings, then toggle VPN on. Opera will replace your IP address with a virtual IP address, so it’s harder for sites to track your location and identify your computer. Using Opera VPN, you can even jump the firewalls set by schools and work places. In simple words, you can watch time consuming video-streaming sites and social networks in classrooms.

Here is a download link for Opera 38 developer.

Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

Technology editor, movie buff, and wannabe space explorer.

  • Lalit Sahoo

    Blocked sites like is still needs proxy sites to open. Not opening through Opera using VPN.