Opera has added a new feature to its Opera Mini mobile browser app that allows users to share files without requiring an Internet connection. The offline file transfer feature, which is simply called “File Sharing”, is now available in the latest version of the Opera Mini browser. The feature allows users to share audio, video, photos, documents, and even apps without requiring an active internet connection. Opera claims that the file transfer is accomplished by creating a secure private network, ensuring a seamless connection between the two devices.
In a blog post, Opera revealed that that the Opera Mini browser’s file sharing feature allows users to transfer files at speeds that are around 200 times faster than Bluetooth. The two devices involved in file transfer are connected via direct Wi-Fi after scanning a QR code generated on the device that will send the necessary files. Opera says that the new file transfer feature has been created to help users conveniently share files without spending mobile data.