Opera has announced that its data management and saving app, Opera Max has now 50 million active users on Android around the world. And to celebrate this milestone, the company has announced a new VIP mode which offers unlimited savings and privacy mode services.
Earlier, many Opera Max users complained about the inconvenience caused in order to re-enable the data saving and privacy features every 12 hours by watching an ad. However, with the new VIP mode users will now be able keep the service on without needing to re-enable every now and then. In exchange, however, an ad will show up on your charge screen. This will be visible on the lock screen, but only when your phone is plugged in to charge.
The company recently did a major overhaul of the app and added new tools to enhance the privacy and security for Android devices. One of these tools is the “data usage timelineâ€, which gives you an overview of the data consumption patterns by apps installed on your device. The company also introduced a “new privacy mode” to enhance mobile privacy spread across all the apps present on your Android device. Basically, the mode reveals which app are potentially harmful and can share data with third parties. Opera has also added an ad-blocker in the privacy mode, which allows you to help block trackers and saving you from various sites and apps that want to re-target you with ads.
And lastly, the privacy mode also allow Android users to encrypt app data and browsing traffic on public Wi-Fi with a tap of a button. This offers you an additional layer of privacy and security while connecting your device to public Wi-Fi networks.