Opera My Flow

My Flow is the encrypted space shared between Opera Touch and your Opera computer browser where you can send files, links, YouTube videos, photos and personal notes, and access them at any time from your connected phone or computer. It’s a great way to keep photos, articles, recipes, travel ideas and links with you at all times.

In 1951 Alfred Deller, the famous counter-tenor (1912–1979), recorded songs by Dowland, Thomas Campion, and Philip Rosseter with the label HMV (His Master's Voice) HMV C.4178 and another HMV C.4236 of Dowland's 'Flow my Tears'. In 1977, Harmonia Mundi also published two records of Deller singing Dowland's Lute songs (HM 244&245-H244/246). The Flow file sharing feature in your Opera browser is a simple and easy way to connect devices and share information. With one click you can send a webpage, image, video, note or even share files with Flow - the encrypted and shared space between the Opera browsers on your devices.

You can share files of up to 10Mb in size in My Flow. Content such as videos or audio files can be played within My Flow or opened in a new tab. Items will remain in My Flow for 48 hours or until you decide to delete them, individually or entirely.

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Read about connecting devices with My Flow.

Sending web content to My Flow


While browsing, tap the button in the address bar to send the page to My Flow.

Sending other content to My Flow

Open up My Flow with the My Flow button on the Home screen or from the three-dot menu . You can type in the field at the bottom to send notes, or tap the upload icon to upload a file from your device.

Receiving content from other connected devices

A small dot will appear next to My Flow on your Home screen when new content is sent. New content will appear in My Flow with a timestamp of its arrival.

Interacting with content in My Flow

Links to web content, videos, and other media in My Flow can be opened in a new tab or interacted with directly there. You can also copy the page’s web address or a note to your device’s clipboard.

Open in a new tab

To open content from My Flow in a new tab, tap the preview image or the text preview.

Play media in My Flow

Media, such as a YouTube video, can be played in My Flow. Tap the embedded media file to play it in My Flow.


All content in My Flow can be copied to your device’s clipboard. Tap and hold the item to reveal the pop-up button, then tap Copy.

Deleting content from My Flow

Links, videos, photos, or notes in My Flow can be deleted individually or entirely.

To delete an individual item from My Flow:

  1. Go to My Flow.
  2. Tap and hold the page preview image or the device icon next to the item you wish to delete.
  3. Tap Delete from the pop-up.

To delete all content from My Flow:

  1. Tap and tap Settings.
  2. Under My Flow, tap Clear My Flow.
  3. In the double-check prompt, tap Clear My Flow.

Passcode lock My Flow

You can add an extra layer of security to My Flow on iOS. To do so:

  1. Tap the three-dot menu and select Settings.
  2. Tap Lock Access to My Flow and choose if you want it to be locked after 15 minutes or always. Once you switch it on, My Flow will ask you for your passcode for it to be unlocked.

Opera My Flow Multiple Devices

Some of you may already be familiar with Flow, the new feature that allows you to quickly and seamlessly share images, links and videos between your Opera browser for computers and your Opera Touch mobile browser (currently available for Android and coming soon to iOS).

Flow is very easy to set up: all you need to do is scan a QR code in the Opera PC browser with Opera Touch on your phone. It doesn’t require a login or password, and yet we have managed to make Flow extremely secure. Breaking the end-to-end encryption would take billions of years on currently available hardware.

It’s time to look under the hood and explain the design considerations and technology which allowed us to create this secure and anonymous service.

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The main two goals for Flow were to provide the easiest way to pair devices and to use end-to-end encryption for all information transmitted by users.

The first of these objectives was accomplished by using a hashed QR code for authentication, which is never sent by wire. So even if someone took a photo of your screen with the displayed QR code, the pairing would fail because the pairing token can be used only once.

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For end-to-end cryptography, which is used to secure the content sent between devices in Flow, we chose the symmetric cryptographic algorithm AES, the same as the one used by the U.S. Government for secret and top secret classified information.

Symmetric cryptography relies on a single shared key, which means all devices in a group can simply encrypt and decrypt messages exchanged between themselves. This also means that new devices connected to the group after obtaining the key can access all previous Flow messages. This encryption key is transmitted only during the pairing process and in an encrypted form, and never leaves your device in plain-text.

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This means Flow is easy to set up and as secure as US govt secret info.