Did you know that you can use Opera web browsers to share files between your smartphone and your computer securely? Well, Opera comes with the My Flow feature that lets you transfer files, notes, and text between devices. It’s fast and easy, and in this article, we will discuss how you can share files using My Flow in Opera, Opera Touch, and Opera GX browsers on your phone and PC.
What is Opera My Flow?
My Flow or Opera Flow is a tool built into the Opera Web browsers that lets you share and transfer files, notes, and texts between your smartphone and PC. It acts as temporary cloud storage where all your files and data that you have shared stay encrypted.
You can share any file type of up to 10.49 MB at a time, making it convenient to share photos and videos but not larger files. You can use My Flow with any iteration of the Opera web browser on your smartphones, like Opera Touch or Opera GX, along with the classic Opera browser on your desktop.
How to Share Files in Opera, Opera GX, Opera Touch
Now that you know what My Flow is let’s see how you can use it to share files between Opera, Opera Touch, and Opera GX on your phone and Opera on Mac or Windows. The initial step involves connecting Opera Flow on your phone and PC, past which you can begin sharing files.
1. Connect Opera Flow on Opera Browser (Android, iOS)
Step 1: Launch the Opera browser on your PC.
Step 2: Click on the My Flow icon shaped like an arrow on the sidebar, as shown below.
Step 3: Click on the button that says Connect your phone.
It will reveal a QR code that lets you connect your smartphone with My Flow.
Step 5: Press the Profile icon on the bottom right corner of the toolbar.
Step 6: Scroll down and press Flow.
Step 7: Now tap on Connect Device. And press Connect again.
Make sure you allow the necessary camera permission to the Opera browser app.
We recommend you select Only this time if you do not want to provide camera access to the Opera Browser all the time.
Step 8: Now, scan the QR Code on your computer.
Step 9: A six-digit confirmation code will now be displayed on your smartphone and desktop. Click on Yes, they match on your computer.
If the codes do not match, then click on Codes doesn’t match. Try again. and scan the QR code one more time.
Once you confirm the codes, you will be logged in to Opera with the same on both devices, and you can start using My Flow.
2. Connect My Flow on Opera Touch Browser (Android)
Step 1: Open the Opera Browser on your computer.
Step 2: Click on the My Flow from the sidebar, as shown below.
Step 3: Now, click on Connect your phone.
A QR code will be displayed to connect your smartphone with My Flow.
Step 4: Open Opera Touch on your Android phone.
Step 5: Tap on the Opera’ O’ icon on the bottom right side of the toolbar.
Step 6: Select My Flow.
Step 7: Press Connect a computer.
Step 8: Tap on the Scan QR code button.
Provide camera permissions to Opera Touch.
Step 9: Scan the QR code displayed on your computer.
That is it! Your smartphone will be connected to your computer, and you can start using My Flow.
3. Connect My Flow on Opera GX Browser (Android, iOS)
Step 1: On your desktop, open the Opera Web browser.
Step 2: Click on the My Flow icon on the left sidebar.
Step 3: Now, click on Connect your phone option as shown below.
It will show a QR code you need to scan with your smartphone to connect it.
Step 5: Press the Opera’ O’ icon on the bottom right.
Step 6: Choose the My Flow option from the list.
Step 7: Tap on Connect the computer.
Step 8: Press the Scan QR code to proceed to the next step.
Allow the camera permission to the Opera GX browser to scan the QR code.
Step 9: Scan the QR code shown on your desktop with your smartphone.
Opera GX browser will now be connected with the Opera browser on your desktop, and you can use My Flow to share files.
Share Files Using My Flow in Opera, OperaGX, Opera Touch
Once you have connected the Opera browser on your smartphone with the one on your computer, you are all set to use and share files and photos between the two devices using My Flow. Here are the steps to share files with My Flow on the Opera Web browser.
Transfer Files from Phone to Computer via My Flow
Step 1: Open the Opera browser on your smartphone and go to My Flow.
If you have followed the steps above, your phone should already be connected to your computer, and you can start sending files.
Step 2: Press the Share icon as shown below, and it will open up the Android file manager.
Step 3: Locate and tap on the file, image, text, or video to share it on My flow.
The file will be uploaded on My Flow, and you can download it on your computer.
Transfer Files from Computer to Smartphone via My Flow
Step 1: Click the My Flow option on the left sidebar to open it.
You can send a message or a note by typing it on the chat bar below.
Step 2: Now click on the Share icon shown in the image.
It will show your recent files, and you can click on them to share them.
Step 3: To browse files on your computer, click on Show all files...
Step 4: Locate the file you want to send and click Open to share it on My Flow.
You can go to My Flow on the Opera Browser on your smartphone to download it.
Bonus: Transfer Files in Chrome, Edge, and Brave
Unlike Opera, Chrome and other Chromium-based web browsers usually don’t come with an in-built file sharing tool like My Flow. But do not worry; you can take a look at these ways to share files in Chrome to learn more about other ways you can use to transfer files across devices on Chrome, Edge, and Brave browsers.
The ability to share files between devices with My flow is what makes it one of the best features available on the Opera browser. The only issue is the mere 10MB file size restriction which will bother some people, and I hope Opera addresses it soon. I hope you enjoyed this guide and learned something new today. Stay tuned to Browser To Use for more such articles, guides, and How To’s.