Opera 45 Released with Built-in Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp

May 10, 2017

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Opera 45, codenamed Reborn, was released earlier today. The new release features built-in social messengers: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram.

Simply click a social icon on left sidebar, you can open the social messenger in overlay or pin it side-by-side with your current tab.

If you use more than one messenger, you can easily switch between them via ⌘ + ⇧ + m on macOS, CTRL + SHIFT + m on Windows and Linux.

opera social messengers

Other features in Opera 45:

  • light and dark theme
  • Refined user interface, new icons, and animations.
  • More control over ad blocking
  • graphics improvements on Windows and security warning for non https.
  • For more, see the announcement.

Download / Install Opera 45:

For Linux, download Opera from the official link below:

Opera Download Page

If you have a previous release installed, and enabled the official Opera Linux repository, upgrade it via Software Updater:

In addition, to manually add the Opera for Linux repository, open “terminal” via Ctrl+Alt+T and run following commands:

1. Setup the opera repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'

2. Setup the key:

wget -O - http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

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3 responses to Opera 45 Released with Built-in Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp

  1. Cesar Callejas May 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    How can I hide the Opera title bar in Linux?

  2. i don’t understand, this installs the version 12.16 on my Ubuntu 16.04
    how do you get the actual version 45 ?