The latest version of Opera Max helps you save data while browsing Facebook

Opera has rolled out an update for its data compression utility that should make it easier for you to cut down on data while using Facebook. Opera Max 3.0 offers an all new design along with better data management tools, and the ability to use a mobile web version of Facebook from within the app's interface.

Opera Max gives you a detailed list of your Wi-Fi and mobile data usage habits on a per-app basis, giving you an idea as to what services are consuming a lot of data. The app will also show tips to extend your data usage, and as the service routes all traffic through its own servers, you'll get an additional layer of security when connected to public Wi-Fi networks.

With Facebook's own app being notorious for consuming vast amounts of data and your phone's battery, it's a better bet to switch to the web version built into Opera Max if you're looking to cut down on your data usage.

Interested in taking a look? Download Opera Max 3.0 from the Play Store (opens in new tab) and let us know what you think of the service in the comments.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

  • Did Facebook PR write this article or no? It honestly reads like it. I'm not downloading the app because this is such a dreadfully written article.
  • Hmm perhaps have another read and ask that question again ...
  • Seriously, did you actually read the article?
  • I've used Opera Max before and it used to save quite a bit on those apps with streaming services, such as Youtube, but not anymore for some reason even when I toggle off the data saving features on my apps. What gives???