How to enable VPN in Opera and quickly turn it on or off

Opera browser has a built-in VPN feature that allows you to change IP to another country, select a virtual location and stay anonymous. First, you need to enable the feature and then you will be able to turn it on or off any time you need. Here is our step-by-step guide on how to use VPN in Opera.

How to enable VPN feature in Opera

If you want VPN feature to become available in your Opera browser perform the following steps:

  1. Head to Opera’s “Menu”.
  2. Select “Settings”:
    opera menu settings
  3. Navigate to “Privacy & security” section:
  4. Set the checkbox “Enable VPN”:
enable VPN in Opera
Enable VPN in Opera browser.

After you’ve done these steps a VPN icon will appear in the address bar and stey there forever (until you disable VPN capability in Settings).

How to quickly turn on/off VPN

  1. Click on the VPN icon in the left side of the address bar.
  2. Switch ON or OFF: activate VPN in Opera When it is ON your web traffic will go through remove server and your external IP will be changed to unfamiliar one. This means all websites you visit won’t be able to detect you real IP address (that belongs to your ISP).

Select IP from definite country

Be default the Optimal location is used. But you can select an IP from a definite country.

  1. Click on VPN icon.
  2. Select a country from the “Virtual location” menu:
select country location in Opera VPN

Now you can check if your IP belongs to the selected country:

whats my ip address
Check the IP address while using VPN in Opera

That’s it.

1 thought on “How to enable VPN in Opera and quickly turn it on or off”

  1. This needs to be updated. I have the latest version of Opera (49), and my menus don’t look anything like that. Also, I can only select the continent for my IP, not an individual country (so my search engines return results in Danish).


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