Opera Touch now supports navigating to addresses for `
ipfs://` and `
ipns://` protocol schemes, which are handled by a remote HTTP gateway.
Native representation of IPFS addresses in browsers is important even when the content is loaded from an HTTP gateway as IPFS URIs are resolved out of the box, without the need for any additional extensions or opt-in settings, which familiarizes users and developers with decentralized concepts of content-addressing and creates a path to readiness for when native nodes are available.
Opera desktop browser support for IPFS addressing will ship soon, and we’re discussing what additional features to add next to build on top of this foundation of universal addressing support across the Opera browser line. You can download the preview build of Opera Desktop today!Download Now
In 2020 Opera announced browser support for IPFS protocol. It was important step in IPFS browser support generally, by streaming access and easy adoption.
We didn’t stop there, and we’ve got not just one… BUT TWO releases to share with you today:
First, Opera has now added support for IPFS addressing to Opera Touch, the iOS browser.
Second, support for IPFS addressing in Opera desktop browser for Windows, macOS and Linux will be coming in their next release, currently planned for March 2021.
With these releases, Opera will now support `ipfs://` and `ipns://` addressing across their browser product line on all major operating systems: Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.
IPFS support is enabled by default, so as a user you don’t need to do anything to turn it on.
You can load an IPFS content address such as:
If you click the link above in Opera you’ll see Wikipedia, served from IPFS!
You can use unstoppable domains (.crypto) and ENS domains* (.eth) right from the browser’s address bar!
* ENS domains are not supported on iOS in Opera Touch 2.5.5 but are coming in the next release.
Select your platform and press “Download”.