Opera 59: Notification Badges on Taskbar Icon

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Opera 59 is able to show notification badges for new messages and events for the built-in messenger clients, incuding WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook. The new feature is available starting in build 59.0.3206.0.

As of this writing, the Opera 59 desktop browser is available for users on the developer update stream. Recently it received an interesting Crypto Wallet option. It allows you to use the virtual currency stored in your Crypto Wallet directly with Web 3.0 websites in your desktop browser, without installing third-party extensions. See this announcement for details.

Today's build adds another useful feature. After installing it, you will see notifications on the Opera shortcut in your taskbar (Windows) and dock (macOS) for unread messages in the supported communication platforms (Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram).

You can turn off notifications by using the setting “Enable notification badges for messengers” in Settings > Sidebar > Manage sidebar. See the following screenshot:

Also, the Chromium engine was updated to version 72.0.3626.53.


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