Now, Opera Mini users can share files without internet
Opera Mini, the famous mobile-specific competitor of Google Chrome, is getting a handy new feature - the ability to share files without internet. The capability comes as a major upgrade for the browser and will let you save data (and therefore money) while surfing on the internet. Here's everything about the new feature and the way to use it.
Offline file sharing 200 times faster than Bluetooth
As leading messaging services continue to use the internet to send files, Opera Mini is following the way of popular file-sharing service SHAREit. Its new offline sharing option creates a secure network connection between the sender and receiver's devices using direct Wi-Fi and uses the same to transfer files. The whole process is relatively seamless and 200 times faster than Bluetooth transfers.
The announcement of the feature makes Opera Mini the first-ever major browser to have offline file-sharing capabilities. It works with all sorts of files that can be found on your phone, starting from photos to videos, audio, even apps, and saves a lot of data as you surf on the internet. To recall, Opera Mini already has a dedicated compression mode to save data.
So, how to use this feature?
To start using this feature, head over into the file-sharing option in the settings of Opera Mini browser and simply select send to share files and receive to get them. After this, the sender would have to get a QR code scanned by the receiver, post which the connection would be ready and file transfer will begin.
Install latest Opera Mini to try this feature
Before you go looking for the offline file sharing option, update your Opera Mini app to the latest version (v44.1.2254). If the feature doesn't show up after the update, we'd recommend waiting for a few more days. It should appear pretty soon. Also, once it's available, you'll get the option to pin it on the app's homepage and share downloaded files directly.