Ever tried to download a video and the moment you click the download button, you are taken to an advertising website instead of the download link? Well, Opera Mini has a solution for you. The latest update of this famous browser comes with a feature that automatically scans websites for download links. You will no longer have to go deal with the frustrating advert tricks.
To enjoy this feature, you need to have the Extreme Data Saving mode activated. Opera Mini will scan websites looking for download links, once they are found, the browser will list down the results on a drop down menu at the top of the screen.
Since this feature just got rolled out, it only works with a few websites which include Facebook, DJ Punjab, Pagalworld and, a fan favorite, Tubidy among others. This last one especially has been a source of content for many people in Kenya and Africa as a whole and will be a key motivator for most people to install this update.
The download manager also got a facelift to welcome the new usage. In case you like to save complete pages to read their content at a later time, you will consume less data while doing it. This is because Opera Mini will be compressing offline-saved pages as well as videos. A Facebook notification bar is also part of the update.
It is great to see legacy apps such as these continue to push the envelope year after year. Many apps that were competing with Opera Mini in the days of feature phones have either cased operating or have been overtaken by new entrants due to lack of innovation. This has not been the case with this veteran browser; it has continuously lived up to its promise of saving users as much data as possible using compression algorithms that are second to none. Well to continue saving youself more data by avoiding adverts from download sites, go to the play store and get yourself this new update.