Opera News app hits one million downloads in just one month in Nigeria

OPERA News, the independent news application created by Opera, has broken the one million download milestone in less than a month since its release. The app, which gives users simple access to their most loved news and entertainment content, has likewise been positioned as Nigeria most downloaded app.

“Opera News is already on track to become the number one news and video app in Africa,” said Jorgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera.

“Over the coming year, the way people consume news and videos will change completely. We are proud to lead this transformation with Opera News.”

In December 2017, the Norwegian software developer Opera, known for its popular browsers used on PCs and mobile devices by hundreds of millions of users worldwide, announced its “Africa First” strategy, which aims to implement new internet solutions on the African continent before anywhere else.

“We are thrilled to see more than a million downloads of the app and that we rank above other apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger in Nigeria,” said Arnesen. “This milestone confirms our commitment to Africa on delivering high-end tech products before than anywhere else.”

Opera News, which was released on Jan 9, 2018, is a new application with a capable suggestion engine powered by AI intended to keep individuals up-to-date on all things they want to read and watch. It conveys a variety of trending news and nice videos and gets more intelligent with each use, using machine learning to tailor content for the person.

In addition to delivering great content, Opera News also saves up to 80 percent of the users’ mobile data usage thanks to its unique data-saving abilities.

Opera News is presently the most downloaded application in Nigeria and among the top 10 across the African. The app also has overwhelmingly positive feedback. According to information from the Google Play Store, the app has received over two thousand user ratings, out of which 80 percent is five stars.

“We are thrilled to see the positive reactions towards Opera News. It seems the users like our fresh approach to news that comes with the app,” said Arnesen. “They can be sure that we will continue to provide them with more of their favourite videos, music, Premier League results and articles that satisfy all their cravings.”

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