Opera Mini becomes the first browser to introduce offline file sharing
People can now send and receive files without the need for dedicated file sharing apps.
The popular Opera Mini browser is now the first major browser with offline file sharing. Hundreds of millions of Opera Mini users can now transfer images, videos and audio files between nearby devices at super high speeds, without being limited by slow mobile networks or using their mobile data. With the new, fast and secure offline file sharing feature in Opera Mini, there is no longer any need to download a dedicated file sharing app.
The native file sharing feature in Opera Mini can transfer files at Wi-Fi speed which is up to 200 times faster than Bluetooth.
“Opera Mini is the mobile browser of choice for more than a hundred million people, ” said
Krystian Kolondra,, Head of Browsers at Opera. “With the new offline file sharing feature,
Opera Mini users can now choose to share files at high speeds with people in their proximity,
without worrying about low speeds or expensive mobile data”.
How offline file sharing works
Offline file sharing and its accelerated file transfer speed are made possible through a direct
Wi-Fi connection which Opera Mini establishes seamlessly with nearby devices. This means
that Opera Mini creates a temporary private network which provides a fast and secure transfer of files between devices.
To start sending or receiving files, go to File Sharing in the menu and choose Send or
Recieve. Opera Mini will display a QR code for the nearby device to scan, connecting the
devices. Once a file is successfully transferred, the sender will be notified and the receiver will be able to access the file in the Received tab shown in Opera Mini.