Opera One Launches as First-Ever Browser with Built-in Generative AI Features
Opera has announced the early access version of its newly designed browser, Opera One, featuring generative AI capabilities. The browser’s fresh, modular design provides open space for future AI features and extensions, and a multithreaded compositor to allow new features, such as tab islands.
One of Opera One’s most significant features is tab islands, which the browser automatically groups based on content. For example, all websites containing menus and restaurant details are grouped in one island, while Google Docs are grouped in another. Opera’s research showed that users feel overwhelmed by the number of tabs they have open, and the browser aims to reduce this confusion by automatically grouping them for them.
Although the browser is capable of creating tab islands, users can also manually group pages together. By clicking on the “create a tab island” option after selecting the websites they want to group and pressing the CTRL or Command button, users can create their own island. The browser’s modular design suggests that more similarly designed features could be expected in the future.
Along with tab islands, Opera One comes with ChatGPT, ChatSonic, and AI Prompts enabled by default. These AI chatbots, which were integrated into the browser’s sidebar back in March, allow users to launch them quickly in a separate window within the browser. The AI Prompts feature suggests different ways people can use the chatbots, such as turning a block of text into a soap opera dialogue or extracting information to create quiz questions.
Opera One is currently available in early access, with the company planning to launch it for all platforms later this year. Opera has designed its browser to be ready for future AI features, making it a contender in the competitive browser market.