Opera GX Unveils ‘Fake My History,’ A Clean Slate for Your Dirty Past

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Opera GX, the browser for gamers by Opera [NASDAQ:OPRA], now protects your reputation after death with “Fake My History,” an all-new feature that will replace your questionable browsing history with a clean slate after your death (or two weeks of inactivity) so you don’t have to worry about anyone discovering your guilty pleasures online.

Here’s how it works: Continue browsing like you normally would; stumble upon your thousandth cat video, dive headfirst into conspiracy theory rabbit holes, and yes, even indulge in some occasional X-rated content. But after 14 consecutive days of inactivity, Opera GX will make a reasonable assumption – that you’ve fallen into a bottomless pit, gotten smacked in the head with a turtle shell, or chosen to punish yourself by switching to another browser.

As a parting gift, Opera GX will graciously replace your browsing history with an entirely fictional, yet surprisingly pleasant, version – in case your nosy partner, parent or roommate opens Opera GX and sneaks a posthumous peek at your history, they can marvel at your bogus yet impeccable online tastes and the charmingly fictional exploits that fill your digital past. Bask in the glory of a phony yet plausibly sanitized browsing history that rivals the innocent escapades of the internet’s most virtuous users with fake web searches like “local volunteer opportunities,” “free online courses for personal growth,” “how to encourage voting in my community,” “how to build a birdhouse,” and more upstanding queries that would make your grandma proud.

“In life, there are no saves, respawns or checkpoints – anything can happen. When it does, what will you be remembered for? The Lara Croft body pillow you ordered online? With ‘Fake My History,’ we’re wiping the slate clean and replacing your scandalous digital shenanigans with a totally fake version of your browsing past,” said Maciej Kocemba, Product Director, Opera GX.

Upon opting in, users can have their browser history automatically deleted after 14 consecutive days of inactivity and replaced with a carefully selected, pre-defined set of various URLs. To not keep them waiting, they can also select the “Pretend I’m Already Dead” box and the feature will immediately go into effect.

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