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Opera just launched version 69 of its desktop browser, and with it, integrated Twitter into the sidebar meaning there’s no longer a need to open it in a tab or separate desktop app.

Opera Software claims it’s the first major browser to have Twitter built-in, and by doing so it takes the browser one step closer to the goal of offering all messaging in one place. According to Maciel Kocemba, product director at Opera, “We’ve been following the philosophy of making Opera the best browser for social media for a while now and have integrated all the top services … We see this resonating with people and have noticed strong growth in both user numbers of Opera as well as the use of our browser’s built-in features.”

Enabling Twitter integration involves clicking the three dots at the bottom of Opera 69’s sidebar and then selecting “Sidebar setup.” From there, you can tick “Twitter” in the Messengers section and the Twitter icon will appear on the sidebar. Clicking that will prompt an account login the first time, but after that your Twitter feed will be available with a click.

The full Twitter experience is available, including reading your stream, tweeting, using the social network’s search features, and sending/receiving direct messages. Opera recently added similar functionality for Instagram integration, and also points out the browser already ships with a built-in ad blocker and tracker blocker, as well as a free VPN and cryptocurrency wallet. You have to wonder what comes next?

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