Opera for Android 50 introduces Picture-in-Picture mode, fast scrolling as well as improved ad blocker

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Opera has rolled out a new update (version 50) for its browser on Android which introduces a new picture-in-picture (PiP) mode, improvements to its in-built ad-blocker, enhancements to the fast scroll feature and more.
The Opera for Android 50 update is available on the Google Play store, so if you have an Android device, you can head over and grab the update. 
The first big update to Opera for Android 50 is the ability to disable the ad-blocker for individual websites, which according to Opera, can be done with two taps.
You can tap the green lock symbol located on the left of the website address bar, which will then show you options to exclude the that website from ad blocking.

The next big addition is the new Picture-in-Picture (PiP) mode. This gives you the privilege of watching videos from a website while using other apps.

It’s enabled by default in the new version of the browser and works when you hit the home button on your Android device, while watching a video in fullscreen mode.

This minimises the browser but keeps the video playing as a pop-up window, over other apps. This is said to work on all websites that support PIP videos.
The new version has also added a fast scroll handle, which allows you to scroll down or up to a long webpage even faster.
According to the changelog for Opera for Android 50 on the Play Store, other changes include:
A more accessible site storage and cookie settings
Open option added for PDF or Doc files in the download dialog box
Dark CSS theme support
Three new language translations
Now uses the Chromium 71 rendering engine
Credit: Digital Street SA


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