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  • Last Updated : 02 May, 2022

Opera is a platform-independent web browser. It was developed by Opera software company. Its initial release was in 1995 and the latest version was released in 2022. It is based on chromium but it has certain advanced features. It is available in nearly 42 languages. This web browser was built using the C++ programming language. It supports various operating systems like Windows, Mac etc. 

Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers as it is used by more than 60 percent of people worldwide on their desktops. It is also freeware means free to use by anybody. A license agreement is also simple and straightforward. It was developed by Google Incorporation and initially, it was released in 2008.

 

Following is a table of differences between Google Chrome and Opera:

 

Opera

Google Chrome

1. Opera comes with some great features one of which is an in-built ad-blocker. Google chrome provides various features but it does not have an ad blocker.
2. To ensure privacy it has an in-built Virtual private network functionality. It ensures the privacy and security of the user through different security methods like certificates and secure protocols.
3. It has battery saving mode which improves resource utilization and saves power of the system. It does not have battery saving mode.
4. It uses the turbo feature to reduce the web page size so it uses less data and loads faster. It loads web pages very fast even with all the ads on the web page.
5. It is less popular compared to Google chrome. It is the most popular web browser with the largest market share,
6. The default search engine is Google but several other options are also available like DuckDuckGo. It uses Google as its default search engine.
7. It comes with a full package of built-in tools to give a better browsing experience. It requires third party installations for some advanced features like VPN, ad blocker, website tracker etc.
8. Support feature of the Opera web browser is good. Support feature of google chrome is the best.
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