iOS browser Opera Touch gets massive overhaul, now simply 'Opera'

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What you need to know

  • There's a new version of Opera Touch for iOS.
  • Opera is an overhaul designed to be faster and safer, as well as more integrated.

Opera Touch for iOS has been rebranded as simply Opera in a major overhaul of the browsing app.

From Opera:

Starting today, Opera Touch becomes Opera on iOS.Now more than ever, people need a unified browsing experience that logically connects all their platforms – iOS, Android, PCs and laptops. Opera does exactly that, providing iOS users with a faster, safer and more integrated browsing experience on all devices.Starting today, you will begin to see Opera Touch referred to as Opera on iOS, and a few other visual changes.The most noticeable changes will be in the revamped UI aspects of the browser, like new colours being introduced. If you use Opera on your iOS device, you will also notice the purple logo on the home screen changing to red. Other visual changes will be happening in the background animations of the main UI as we introduce a cleaner and smoother design for a more refined look and feel.

You can also connect Opera on any platform thanks to Flow, a QR code that you can scan on your computer to link your desktop and mobile device for sharing links, notes, images, files, and more.

Opera for iOS is now available for download on iOS 14, and will run on iOS 12 or later on iPhone or iPad.

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