Opera launches R5 browser update for Mac with shareable Pinboards, floating video calls, more
Opera has released a major update for Mac, Windows, and Linux today with the launch of its new R5 browser. Headlining features include shareable Pinboards, a new popout UI for more flexibility with video calls, integration of four more streaming music services, and more.
Opera announced the launch and detailed the new R5 browser update in a blog post today:
Over the past year and a half, we’ve all seen how use of the web is changing, and how much more we’ve come to rely on our browsers. According to a study we conducted, 65 percent of people have been spending more time online during the last year and a half. Two thirds have also been spending more time online during their free time. Our newest major release addresses changing patterns in how we use the internet with a set of features that support your key online activities: from video conferencing through entertainment to sharing ideas with others and getting feedback on them.
To put it simply: We are providing smart ways to improve your online lives.
Taking a page from Pinterest, Opera R5 (version 77) has gained Pinboards to save, organize, and share (the entire thing) with others. You can save websites, images, links, and notes to the new Pinboards. And when sharing a link to an Opera pinboard with others, they can access it from any device.
Sharing a pinboard involves simply sharing a link, and those who it’s shared with can view everything the pinboard owner posts, as well as react with emojis.