Vivaldi browser on Android gets a new welcome flow, auto-closing inactive tabs.

Vivaldi on Android has various options and features that make browsing flexible, efficient and more enjoyable. They’re all sitting there waiting to be discovered – so, why not dive in and take advantage of what we have to offer?

If you’re a first time user, our new version of Vivaldi 5.5 makes it easier for you to get started with a new and improved welcome flow and discover its customizable features.

We’re regularly adding more options to the way you manage your tabs. And this update is no exception. You’ll get a new setting to automatically close inactive tabs.

There are also overall improvements across the board, notably in the user interface for the panels and themes.

Download it for free on mobile phones and tablets running Android 5 or higher, as well as on up-to-date Chromebooks and in cars.

Recently, Vivaldi also released a new version on desktop computers that helps you organize your schedule with a new task panel and offers significant speed improvements.

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You are welcome!

Discoverability and user experience are areas in which we continually strive to improve. That’s why we’ve reworked our welcome flow (onboarding), so you can get to know our features from the word “go” and customize your Vivaldi to your liking.

Welcome to Vivaldi on Android to get you started.

It’s intended for brand new Vivaldi converts, not those of you already happily using Vivaldi. So, if you’re about to download the browser, we’ve made it easy for you to feel right at home right away.

When launching Vivaldi for the first time, you’ll find seven quick steps to set up your browser. Because Vivaldi is all about the options, even at this early stage of the process, you’ll discover a lot of them.

First, you will be greeted by a welcome screen which will take you to the second step and ask you to choose whether you want to kickstart your Vivaldi experience and get browsing or want to customize Vivaldi and install it. Want to start making your own.

We aim to provide flexibility in the way you browse. Instead of limiting you to pre-set and locked settings, the browser adjusts to your workflows and preferences. So the third step lets you play with tabs. And, if you prefer to keep your tabs and address bar up or down, you can easily do so.

Choose from a wide range of customizable features in Welcome Flow

Moving on, the fourth step allows you to view your tabs, your way. Either via Vivaldi’s tab switcher or actual desktop-style tabs. Vivaldi’s flexible tab bar provides unconventional, true desktop-style tabs, a fan favorite of Vivaldi veterans, that give a Vivaldi-like look and feel on the desktop.

The fifth step allows you to add some personality to your browsing by choosing the colors you want to see. You can choose from dark or light mode or the system default theme. But you can also choose to go beyond the usual to make Vivaldi more colorful.

And, as much as you get into themes, you can choose from adaptive, 4 presets, or your own custom color. So you can change the accent color to suit your mood or just keep things interesting. Let your imagination go wild.

As you move to step six in your browser set-up, you’ll meet Vivaldi’s Tracker and Ad Blocker. This powerful feature helps you avoid annoying ads and unnecessary tracking. You can choose to block trackers only, or trackers and ads.

And remember because we take your privacy very seriously, we don’t track you or profile your behavior when you browse with Vivaldi on Android or desktop.

In the last step, you will have the option to make Vivaldi your default browser.

Improved performance with new option to close tabs automatically

Some of us open too many tabs and forget to close them. For those of you in this situation, we have added a setting that will automatically close inactive tabs. You no longer need to cycle through your individual tabs and close them one by one.

Automatically close tabs, and boost performance and extend battery life!

You’ll find this new “Automatically close tabs (Never, one week, one month, three months)” option in the Settings – tab.

When one of the settings is changed (never, one week, one month, three months), Vivaldi will also initiate a new check for inactive tabs.

You can close inactive tabs without waiting for notification by simply tapping on “Close inactive tab” button. To add some fun to your browsing, a snack bar pops up when you close inactive tabs. I

But Vivaldi is not only about flexibility and features that improve the way you browse, it’s also about how much control you have over your browsing.

So, even for this new option, how you handle your tabs is up to you – close them or just keep them as they are. That said, we recommend closing all inactive tabs to improve performance and extend battery life.

and improve

Every step of the way, we’re improving Vivaldi by polishing existing features. In this update, you will get to see improvements in the user interface in themes. Also the floating button in the panel has been improved.

Vivaldi 5.5 is ready to download on your android.

Vivaldi differentiates itself from other browsers with its customizable features and constantly improving user interface. And we have come here because of the great feedback from users like you.

And the more you use Vivaldi, it only gets better! So, if you are trying it for the first time, please share your experience. And, if you’re already with us, let us know what you think of our new version. For more information visit the changelog.

Changelog 5.4 to 5.5

  • [New] Updated Onboarding Design (Welcome Flow) (VAB-5661)
  • [New] Automatically close tabs (VAB-1060)
  • [New][UI] Updated Theme Settings UI (VAB-5818)
  • [New][Phones] Add Floating Action Buttons to Panels (VAB-6343)
  • [Settings] Serbian (Latin) is missing in app language setting (VAB-3887)
  • [Tabs] Tab-stack appearance is not updated on closing other tabs (VAB-6212)
  • [UI] Capture dialog doesn’t follow dark theme (VAB-6467)
  • [UI] Remove excessive buttons in ad/tracker blocker dialog (VAB-6464)
  • [UI] Tracker Blocker Polish (VAB-6268)
  • [UI] Update Folder Icons and Add SD Folder (VAB-6473)
  • advanced translation
  • [Chromium] 106.0.5249.113 . upgraded to

You are invited!

Our Vivaldi Android team will be hosting a livestream on YouTube this Friday, October 14th at 15:00 CET. Join us to hear what we’re up to and bring your questions (or add them to the forum).

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