Opera adds tracking protection, new ‘Snapshot’ tool

Opera claims the tracking protection improves speed by up to 20 percent.

Opera is launching a new update for its Chromium-based web browser that will bring better privacy along with new, fun features.

Opera says that its new tracking protection feature will help keep users’ activity private while also speeding up browsing. While it comes off by default, users can quickly turn on the tracker blocker in the settings menu.

Once on, Opera displays a shield icon in the address bar. Users can click the shield to see the number of trackers the browser blocked. Additionally, users can disable tracking protection on a per-site basis.
Aside from the tracking protection, the Opera update includes the refreshed ‘Snapshot’ tool. It lets users take a screenshot of any website and edit it, copy it or paste it.