How to Update Opera Browser on Computer?

Learn how to update Opera on Windows, macOS, and Linux OS. The Opera release updates quite frequently with security improvements, privacy, and compatibility.

The Opera browser is also based on the Chromium project which powers Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browser. Opera developed on top of Chromium has many features that are not readily available.

It’s also one of the oldest browsers that have been powering the featured phones.

In this article we are going to learn how to update the Opera browser to the latest version of Windows OS, macOS and Linux based OS. The latest update from Opera includes security improvement, bug fixes, and stability enhancements.

It’s strongly recommended to keep your Opera updated.

Steps to Update Opera Browser

The steps to update opera on Windows OS/Linux OS are slightly different than macOS. Here are the steps to update opera on your computer system:

  1. Launch the Opera browser on your computer.
  2. Click on the Opera opera logo for menu options.
  3. Hit on Update & Recovery… command.
    Opera Update & Recovery settings
  4. The Opera Update and Recovery window will open and start checking for updates.
    Opera Update and Recover
  5. Updates will be automatically installed if any available.

These above steps work in both Windows OS and any Linus OS. The only difference in macOS is that the Update & Recovery option is command is available under the menu bar.
Opera Update and Recovery macOS And it will also look for updates automatically and install in the background. However, you can manually check by hitting on the [Check for update] button.
Update Opera is up to date Mac
That’s it. The opera browser is updated to the latest version and will display the message Opera is up to date.

If you’ve any major update, then you may also receive the notification from the Opera on your computer just like this one below:

Update notification Opera Browser


Opera Browser Update Frequency

Like every other browser, Opera also has 3 main channels for updates. The frequency of updates also differs for each channel.

  1. Opera Stable — updated once or twice in a month (stable version)
  2. Opera Beta — weekly update (partially stable for testing)
  3. Opera Developer — daily update release (highly unstable)

Let me know if you’ve any questions or have an issue with updating the Opera browser.

Lastly, here are the recommended web browsers for your computer and mobile phone that you should give a try.

Chrome WindowsChrome MacChrome iOSChrome AndroidFirefox Linux
Firefox WindowsSafari MacSafari iOSEdge AndroidChrome Linux
Edge WindowsFirefox MacEdge iOSSamsung InternetEdge Linux

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5 Responses

  1. Starla Lowry says:

    Tubi movies have suddenly become non-supportive on Opera. I have watched Tubi daily and this is the first time that has happened. In cleaning up my internet, I have noticed that Opera has more built-in protection that windows, or google chrome. The last six time, Firefox would not load.

  2. Benjamin Lemorgosipil says:

    I have a small phone tablet model: ite f0:b9:68:ff:e6:62. I am using Opera mini browser. But it cannot download anything i want to download or upload. It cannot even play videos in facebook or download. I want to remove Opera mini completely. But my phone dont have any options on apps management. How can i remove? Please help.

  3. Anurag says:

    it was helpfull, i was searching this update and recovery command in opera settings

  4. Nashon says:

    I want to update my opera

    • Editor says:

      Please follow the above instruction to update opera.

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