How to Send Link to Connected Devices on Opera Computer?

The Opera browser has a feature known as Flow that allows to connect and share links, files, text, etc., across devices (mobile, tablet, computer) without signing in or registering an Opera account. Two or more devices with Opera browser can interact instantly over the same WiFi network.

Opera Browser has been updating itself continuously over the past couple of years. Due to this, it has gained immense popularity among its users. Everyone seems to be gushing over the new additions to the browsers and their updated systems. The speed is also surreal and better than all the other contemporaries.

The Opera Browser offers the option to send a link that you find interesting or need for work from one device to another seamlessly. It is possible through the presence of the My Flow option by Opera.

Opera Flow makes the transfer of links very easy, and it can happen in a blink of an eye. Now, you don’t have to think of ways to continue reading that article on your laptop when the battery died. It also supports the synchronization of text and files apart from the links.

My mother reads a lot of articles online. It is her favorite way to pass the time. However, yesterday I saw her getting very frustrated over her laptop. On asking, she said the electricity went off, and so did the WiFi, which interrupted her reading on the computer. I showed her the value of the My Flow option on Opera that can quickly help her share the link to her phone and continue reading.

Before sending the links, we need to connect two or more devices using Opera Flow. There are typically two connection methods – Anonymous and Registered user. We will focus on connecting anonymously since registered users need to sign in to the devices with the same login ID.

Connect Devices with Opera Browser

Opera makes sharing the link between connected devices very easy, effective, and fast. However, you need to have Opera Browser installed on your device and connected with each other to make it work.

Here are the steps to connected devices with Opera browser:

  1. Launch Opera Browser on the computer.
  2. Click on the Flow open from the Quick Access menu in the left pane.
    Flow setup panel window box will appear. 
  3. Select Connect to Phone or Reveal the QR code within the Flow panel.
    Connect your Phone command on Opera Computer FlowA QR code will be generated and displayed.
    Scan the QR code generated on Opera Computer with Mobile
  4. Next, Launch the Opera browser on another device (say Opera for Android).
  5. Tap on the Opera opera logo  for menu list, and select the Flow menu.
    Opera Mobile Flow Menu
  6. Hit on the Connect Device command button.
    Connect Devices using Opera FlowThis will display the connection instruction.
  7. Hit on the Connect button.
    Setup Instructions for Opera Flow connection on Mobile
    This will launch the QR code scanner within Opera mobile.
  8. Scan the QR code generated on the computer at step #3.
    Scan QR code using the Opera MobileIt will ask for the confirmation code generated on mobile and computer for verification. 
  9. Hit on Yes, they match to complete the sync.
    Confirm the codes match to Synchronize you data on Opera devices

This will connect your Opera browser between the computer and mobile phone. A successful message will be displayed on both devices.

Share a Link with Opera Flow

Now that we have connected both devices anonymously without registration, we can share the links seamlessly between the devices.

Here are the steps to share the link between connected devices on the Opera browser:

  1. Launch the Opera browser on the computer.
  2. Open the website or link that you want to send with the connected device.
  3. Click on the Flow icon located near the address bar.
    Opera browser Flow button for sharing links quicklyThis will instantly share the link with other connected devices.

Alternatively, you can also visit the My Flow pane in the quick access menu from the left bar and copy-paste the link.

My Flow panel in Opera Browser on Computer

By following the steps, you can easily send links on both your phone and laptop seamlessly. You can also send the text and files using the same My Flow window.

Access to Shared link on Opera

The link shared between connected devices will be instantly notified as a Notification. However, if the notification is turned off, you can access them from the same Flow menu.

Here are the steps to access the shared link on Opera mobile:

  1. Launch the Opera browser on another device (say Opera for Android).
  2. Tap on the Opera opera logo  for the menu list.
  3. Select the Flow menu.
    Opera Mobile Flow MenuThis will display all the shared links (or files) between the connected device.
  4. Tap on the received link to launch the webpage.
    Send and Receive the links, text and files with Opera Flow on Mobile

The Flow menu will display all the text, files, and links shared between the devices. You can inversely send the links from Opera mobile to Opera computer. It is a two-way sync process.

Bottom Line: Share Link Opera Browser

Opera Browser is loved and used extensively by many users around the globe. The main attraction of this browser is its unique features that keep on updating every month. With new additions and surprises, the service offered by Opera is top-notch. With its user-friendly UI and easy-to-use functions, it ought to be one of the best browsers in the world.

The Flow option on Opera lets you share links, text, and files anonymously within your connected devices. You can sync across your phones, laptops, computers, and so on. It works for both Android as well as iOS.

After I taught my mom how to use the Flow feature well, she would use it extensively to resume reading on either of the devices that she owns. It would all happen in real-time and she would waste no time in having to continue her reading if a problem occurs on one device. She was very happy and thanked me many times.

What do you think about the feature to share and sync links between connected devices using Opera? I know the anonymous sign-in feature is quite promising.

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