Opera 57 Released with Smarter News Recommendation for Start Page

Last updated: November 28, 2018

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Opera web browser released new stable version 57 today with smarter news recommendation engine for start page, usual bug fixes and UI touch-ups.

Opera 57 release highlights:

  • An improved AI-driven news-selection algorithm for news recommendation on the start page.
  • Add like and dislike buttons on every news article
  • Netflix recommendations, which will be switched on in selected countries
  • A new styling of the settings page
  • Improved the page-opening mechanism to avoid flashbang impressions.
  • Close pinned tabs without having to unpin them first.

How to Install Opera 57 in Ubuntu:

The Opera team offers snap package (containerised software package), which is always up-to-date (auto-updates itself). You can simply install it in Ubuntu Software:

Also traditional Opera binary package for Ubuntu is available for download at the link below:

To receive future updates through Software Updater, add the official Opera apt repository via following steps:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add 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. Get the key:

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

Finally either install Opera via following command or upgrade the browser via Software Updater:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install opera-stable


For the Opera snap package, simply remove it from Ubuntu Software.

For the Opera apt repository, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove traditional opera package, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove opera-stable


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2 responses to Opera 57 Released with Smarter News Recommendation for Start Page

  1. I saw this article on latest opera version 57
    I just tried it and clicking on a magnet link opera only gives option to ignore or open with xdg app? does not have a box where I can enter my bit-torrent app name? I happen to use qbittorrent on Linux mint 18.2 same as Ubuntu 16.04

    Any ideas? If cannot fix will go back to Firefox or Chrome where magnet links have NO problems?
    Thank you

  2. I have the same problem. Does not ANYBODY know the answer? How about some of you UBUNTU guys? Or you great OPERA developers who created this dame problem?