Opera Mini web browser has announced that it now supports offline file sharing a move to help users save on their data.
Users can be able to share photos, videos, and audio files with others without a data connection. Offline file sharing is already popular via standalone apps, but Opera Mini claims to be the first browser to offer the feature.
“Opera Mini is the mobile browser of choice for more than a hundred million people,” said Krystian Kolondra, Head of Browsers at Opera.
“With the new offline file sharing feature, Opera Mini users can now choose to share files at high speeds with people in their proximity, without worrying about low speeds or expensive mobile data.”
Meet the new Opera Mini: now you can share all your photos, videos or audio files with your friends offline! 📲 Just scan the QR code – no internet connection or data needed. Watch this video & learn more: https://t.co/LYqc6dRRIm pic.twitter.com/ocoVZs6ntY
— Opera (@opera) September 23, 2019
How offline file sharing works
Offline file sharing and its accelerated file transfer speed are made possible through a direct Wi-Fi connection which Opera Mini establishes seamlessly with nearby devices. This means that Opera Mini creates a temporary private network which provides a fast and secure transfer of files between devices.
To start sending or receiving files, go to File Sharing in the menu and choose Send or Receive. Opera Mini will display a QR code for the nearby device to scan, connecting the devices. Once a file is successfully transferred, the sender will be notified and the receiver will be able to access the file in the Received tab shown in Opera Mini.
If you’d like to try out the new feature, download or update Opera Mini from the Google Play Store.