INTRO: Many of the users have been an Opera user for the longest time. we know, I’m the guy to urge weird stares from (lagging) Chrome users. But, one among the key reasons that I’ve cursed with the Opera browser is that the multi-functional sidebar.
The sidebar in Opera comes integrated with a number of my most-used chat messengers. I tend to require tons of screenshots on my phone, sending it across to my PC via a dummy WhatsApp group chat. The sidebar gives me one-click access to WhatsApp. Today, the Opera browser has gained Twitter integration to form news and tips more accessible to me.
Opera already made Telegram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger available during this sidebar. The browser gained Instagram integration back in March and now, Twitter is merely a click away. You can simply tap the ‘Twitter’ icon within the sidebar and tweet your thoughts away.
If you’re new Opera or getting to switch thanks to its myriad of integrations, here’s how you’ll enable the Twitter integration. When you power up the browser, you’ll already see the sidebar on the left. Now, follow the steps underneath:
- Right-click on the sidebar and choose the ‘sidebar setup’ choice to be greeted with a plethora of sidebar settings. You can also tap the ‘three dots’ icon at rock bottom to urge access to the sidebar settings.
2. Under the ‘Messengers’ section, click on ‘show more’ and just toggle on ‘Twitter’ to access the service via the sidebar
“Having Twitter built into Opera gives you quick access to your main feed, the search function, as well as direct messages, allowing you to respond to unfolding events more quickly,” all of this says Opera in an official blog post. You will also gain access to a responsive version of Twitter’s website.
Apart from the Twitter integration, Opera 69 brings a new weather widget that is baked at the top left on the start page. The tab cycler (accessible via Ctrl+Tab) has also received a visual overhaul in this further update. The browser has already offered users access to a free VPN service, ad-blocking, tracker blocker, and a Crypto wallet, among other things.