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The new stable Opera 49 was released earlier today with built-in VR playback system, feature improvements, and more.

Opera 49 release highlights:

  • VR playback system that supports 360-degree vedios, 2D movies or standard 180-degree videos.
  • Integrate VK Messenger into browser sidebar.
  • Add editing tools and selfie mode in Snapshot tool.
  • Add five new currencies for the currency converter.
  • Ability to rearrange extension icons
  • Refined private mode, O-Menu and History panel improvements
  • See release note for details.

How to Install Opera 49 in Ubuntu:

The opera website offers official .deb binaries for Ubuntu Linux, available for download at the link below:

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

To manually add the Opera for Linux repository, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from app launcher, when it opens, run commands:

1. Add the opera repository:

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

2. Get the key:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Finally either install Opera via your system package manager or upgrade the browser via Software Updater.