If you’ve been relying on Opera’s free VPN for Android you will have to look for an alternative. The Opera VPN for Android app is being shut down today but existing users are being offered some deals on SurfEasy VPN. However, it’s not like there’s any shortage of mobile VPN services available so users can really look at the plethora of options available to decide which one suits their usage criteria best.
It seems that this was the writing on the wall for Opera VPN particularly after the app disappeared from the Google Play Store earlier this year for no apparent reason.
Opera was initially unsure why the app had been removed but later revealed that the app was removed as part of a misunderstanding due to the separation of the Opera VPN app from the Opera account. The Opera VPN app is actually owned by SurfEasy which used to be a part of Opera but isn’t anymore.
SurfEasy was acquired by Opera back in 2015 and it eventually added a VPN to its desktop browser. The Android app was released a few months after that. SurfEasy is now no longer a part of this company and it appears that it’s taking the mobile VPN business with it.