Opera Mini is a popular web browser that gave the Symbian world the ability to easily access the web. However, the emergence of other players such as Google Chrome, UC Browser, and Mozilla Firefox has actually meant that Opera Mini settles for the backbench spot.
The browser is, however, available for use on the current Android devices, but with Chrome coming as a default browser on all Android devices, it has not been easy for Opera Mini to add more users to the current figure. Still, this hasn’t stopped the company from coming in with great updates that will help put it on par with other competing platforms.
In the latest move, Opera Mini users will now be able to not just watch videos via the mobile browser, but also download them. Unlike many other platforms where users must first of all install a third-party app for handling video downloads, the latest version of Opera Mini will do this natively without the need for an extension or a video downloader app.
This is a huge update that will for sure save Opera Mini users lots of time and it is also hassle-free. Once the video has been downloaded, it is automatically saved on your device’s microSD card storage or internal storage, depending on your set preferences. This update includes downloading videos from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms.
How it works
The latest version of Opera Mini will give you a very easy time whenever you want to download a video onto your handset. For starters, you must open the video or rather play it. You can then proceed by choosing the folder in which you want the video saved and then go on and hit the download option. Once the videos are downloaded and saved, you can check them out later and watch them when offline.
This new support for video downloads on Opera Mini follows a recent addition of a feature known as Video Boost. With this, the company aims at reducing the amount of time taken by videos when loading, thus allowing the videos to stream fast.
If you use Opera Mini on Android, make sure you have updated to the latest version via the Google Play Store, otherwise, you will not be able to enjoy the new features on your beloved web browser.