Opera just plugged Twitter directly into its browser, so there’s now another option for the 1.31 percent of internet users to enjoy…
The team over at Opera, which released its proprietary browser twenty-five years ago, has built Twitter into the desktop UI’s sidebar on version 69. Opera users, which constitutes a little over 1 percent of internet consumers, can now access their main Twitter feed, search, and interact with direct messages. All of this, without the need to open a separate tab for the Twitter website or TweetDeck.
Opera Integrates Twitter into its Desktop Browser
Opera states that its browser is the first major web portal to include native Twitter integration. The move follows the addition of Instagram — which the company previously built into the sidebar — along with adding support for Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, as well as VKontakte (a Russian online social media and social networking service).
Opera 69 also sports a new weather widget on the start page and includes improvements to its visual tab cycler and Workspaces. The browser currently ranks near the bottom of all major ones in eighth place. Meanwhile, Chrome remains on top, with a market share of 68+ percent, Firefox at 8 percent in second, and Edge in third at almost 6.7 percent.