Opera Link allows you to share data between all your computers and devices that run the Opera browser. It can synchronize your browser information, such as bookmarks, Speed Dial, passwords, and notes, so they are available to you wherever you go.

This guide includes:

  • How to get started
  • How Opera Link works
  • Frequently-asked questions

How to get started

What do you need to use Opera Link?

To use Opera Link, you need to use the Opera browser, and an Opera account. Opera accounts are also used for the My Opera community website, the developer site Dev.Opera, and Opera Unite.

Enabling Opera Link on a PC

  • From the browser menu, select Synchronize Opera > Enable Synchronization.
  • Log in with your Opera account username and password, or create an account by clicking I don't have an account.
  • In the Options dialog, choose what kind of browser data you want to synchronize and click Next. You have now synchronized your browser data. Opera will continue to synchronize your data until you log out.

Enabling Opera Link on your mobile phone

  • In Opera on your phone, go to Menu > Settings > Opera Link. For older versions of Opera, such as Opera Mini 4.3, on the start page, select Synchronize Opera.
  • Log in with your Opera account username and password, or create one by completing your details. You have now synchronized your browser data. Opera will continue to synchronize your data until you log out.

Note: The first time you enable Opera Link on your phone with Opera Mini, a unique folder is created in the bookmarks manager of your PC browser. Only the bookmarks in this Opera Mini folder will be synchronized with your phone. Add bookmarks you want to use on your phone to this folder by going to Menu > Bookmarks > Manage bookmarks on your PC browser. Any bookmarks you save while browsing with Opera Mini are automatically saved in this folder.

Accessing Opera Link data from the Web or other browsers

The web version of Opera Link allows you to access some of your synchronized data — bookmarks, Speed Dial, and notes — from any web browser. Go to link.opera.com and log in using your Opera account details.

Opera Link for developers

You can write your own applications that access your Opera Link data, or simply use an application written by others. See the reference documentation and the introductory article on Dev Opera for more information.

How Opera Link works

The first time you enable Opera Link, the Opera browser synchronizes the types of data you select to an online server. If you make any changes in your browser, these are then reflected on the server. Let's look at an example to see how this works.

  • You use the Opera browser at work, and you have bookmarks that you want to use when you're at home.
  • You enable Opera Link and select "bookmarks" as the data you want to synchronize.
  • When you get home, you start Opera on your home computer and enable Opera Link. The bookmarks saved on the online server are synchronized and merged with the bookmarks you already have on your home browser.

Synchronization occurs continuously. This means that if you delete a bookmark while at home, this bookmark will also be automatically deleted on the online server and, therefore, your work browser and any other instances of the browser that has Opera Link enabled using the same Opera account. The browser is kept exactly as you left it each time, wherever you are. However, as changes are applied to all instances of the browser, it's best not to think of Opera Link as way to keep a backup of your data.

The data you can synchronize depends on the browser product you use, as outlined in the table below.
Opera for desktopOpera MobileOpera MiniBookmarksOpera Mini folderPasswordsSpeed DialNotesTyped browser historySearch enginesContent blocker rules