For example, Lil Wayne’s (👽🎵) Yat page directs users to his record label, and Steve Aoki’s (y.at/🎂🎵)takes you to his website. G-Eazy(y.at/🦇🌹), ( Kesha (y.at/🌈🚀👽),Young Money,, 3LAU (y.at/🎵🎵 ) and Disclosure (y.at/😎🎵😎) use them too.

With over 90% of the 4.6 billion internet users around the globe using emojis to express themselves, Opera’s integration of Yats unlocks a new easy way for people to be present on the Web. The integration is equally about functionality as it is expression. Instead of typing in numerous alphanumeric characters into a URL, Opera users get the ability to express themselves on the web. Your website can be 🔥🐉 instead of www.johnsmith24356.com.

The embracing of emojis as a form of expression is a further step in Opera’s commitment to being at the forefront of innovation. The company’s browsers come with a set of unique features including a free built-in no log browser VPN, ad blocker with tracker blocking as well as with direct access to a set of messengers including WhatsApp, Telegram and others.
It also includes built-in access to music streaming services (Apple Music, Spotify, TIDAL, YouTube Music, Gaana), Twitter and Instagram. This makes Opera the perfect browser for anyone who wants to stay on top of everything that happens on the Web and at the forefront of the newest online trends.
Now it’s becoming possible to use emojis as a form of expression through Opera.


Opera, the company behind the popular, eponymous multi-platform web browser, has become the first browser to enable emoji-only based web addresses, to bring a new level of creativity to the internet.

For the first time in the history of the internet, users will be able to navigate the web by entering solely a string of emojis into the URL bar instead of letters and words.

“The partnership marks a major paradigm shift in the way the internet works,” says Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera (NASDAQ:OPRA).

“It’s been almost 30 years since the world wide web launched to the public, and there hasn’t been much innovation in the weblink space: people still include .com in their URLs. Through the integration with Yat, Opera users are able to ditch .com or even words in their links and use only emojis to be directed to websites.

Opera browser web addresses and try again

G-Eazy, Kesha ,Young Money, 3LAU and Disclosure use them too.

With over 90% of the 4.6 billion internet users around the globe using emojis to express themselves, Opera’s integration of Yats unlocks a new easy way for people to be present on the Web. The integration is equally about functionality as it is expression.
Instead of typing in numerous alphanumeric characters into a URL, Opera users get the ability to express themselves on the web.

“Whether you’re an artist, musician, creator, business owner, or just want to increase your following, this integration is invaluable, making it easier for you to connect and share content with your community through your unique string of Yat emojis,” said Naveen Jain, co-founder, and CEO of Yat.

“This integration is a testament to Opera’s continued innovation in the web browser space.

Whether you’re an artist, musician, creator, business owner, or just want to increase your following, this integration is invaluable, making it easier for you to connect and share content with your community through your unique string of Yat emojis,” said Naveen Jain, co-founder, and CEO of Yat. “This integration is a testament to Opera’s continued innovation in the web browser space. We are thrilled to be partnering with them to make URLs more user-friendly and expressive while giving yat creators more visibility on the web.”

Following the integration, Yat emoji web addresses on Opera no longer need to be followed by ‘.y.at’.

For example, instead of typing in “y.at/👽🎵,” Opera users can simply insert 👽🎵 into their mobile and desktop browsers to get to Lil Wayne’s record label.

This is possible because Yat is a Tennessee-based provider of emoji-based web addresses.

According to Jørgen Arnesen, executive vice president of mobile at Opera, in a press release:

With the Yat integration, Opera said in a blog post that its browser is the first to enable emoji-only based web addresses.

All users have to do, is type in y.at/ before the emoji string.

To call the emoji-based function, the requirement to type in the prefix is the only limitation.

However, Yat has worked with Opera to solve the restriction by integrating the emoji-address reading function directly into the browser.

“Opera users can simply insert ?? into their mobile and desktop browsers to get to Lil Wayne’s record label,” Opera said.

Browse differentlyIt’s hard not to associate Opera to the phrase “internet browsing.” After all, it’s one of the first few browsers that became available in the market during the dawn of the internet.

Time and time again, this browser continues to prove that it’s one of the best. The question on whether it continues to perform up to par is a matter of discussion.

Opera’s unique interface is one of the first things you will recognize when using it. On the left side of the browser, you will find several icons that belong to applications integrated in Opera, such as Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp.

Other icons can include instant search, bookmarks, history, and much more. While the layout is indeed a little different from the usual, it offers a sleek design that’s easy on the eyes and a browsing experience that meets any expectation.

Opera runs on the Google Chromium system.

Change search engines in the highlighted text context menu

With Opera’s search pop-up tool, you can highlight text on a web page and use the selected text as a search query. The search pop-up tool uses your default search engine.
However, you may want results from another engine after highlighting text for a search query.

To search using the context menu, highlight some text on a web page and right-click (or CTRL + click) the selection.

In the pop-up window, hover your mouse over Search with, then select the search engine you wish to use.

The results of the search will open in a new tab.

Search pop-up tool

The search pop-up tool is Opera’s utility belt that allows you to search or copy (or share if you’re on a Mac) the text you highlight on a web page.

Web browser company Opera has said it will enable emoji-only based web addresses “to bring a new level of creativity to the internet”.

The integration is part of a partnership with Yat, a company that sells URLs with strings of emoji in them, reports The Verge.

“It is been almost 30 years since the world wide web launched to the public, and there has not been much innovation in the weblink space: people still include .com in their URLs,” Jorgen Arnesen, executive vice president of mobile at Opera, was quoted as saying in a statement.

Yat pages are unique domains generated when someone purchases a string of emoji (which itself is called a Yat).

Furthermore, emojis embedded on web pages now link to the corresponding Yat page automatically.”

“Embracing of emojis as a form of expression is a further step in Opera’s commitment to being at the forefront of innovation,” the browser maker added.

At this time, severable notable celebrities – mostly musicians – have already purchased Yats for website hosting or promotions.

Besides Lil Wayne, others include Kesha, Steve Aoki, and more.

This feature should be a welcome addition to Opera, especially to user on mobile devices, since it’s much easier to enter emojis than it is to type long web addresses.

What’s more, emojis can make web addresses look cooler, at least according to Opera.

But whether or not the feature is useful for most people, should depend on how well they are into emojis.

We are thrilled to be partnering with them to make URLs more user-friendly and expressive while giving yat creators more visibility on the web.” Following the integration, Yat emoji web addresses on Opera no longer need to be followed by ‘.y.at’. Furthermore, emojis embedded on web pages now link to the corresponding Yat page automatically.

Embracing of emojis as a form of expression is a further step in Opera’s commitment to being at the forefront of innovation.

The company’s browsers come with a set of unique features including a free built-in no log browser VPN, ad blocker with tracker blocking as well as with direct access to a set of messengers including WhatsApp, Telegram and others. It also includes built-in access to music streaming services (Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Music, Spotify (NYSE:SPOT), TIDAL, YouTube Music, Gaana), Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and Instagram.

The Apple application version, Opera Touch, claims to be the best browser for iPhone due to its light, clean, and very easy-to-use features. And for those of you sporting Samsung Gear. there’s Opera Mini for on-the-go web surfing.

Is there a better alternative?

There’s a lot of alternative browsers to Opera.

Mozilla Firefox is just one such heavy contender. At the moment, it tops other browsers for being the fastest, being light on RAM unlike other navigators.Another option to consider is Chrome. It is one of the leading browsers in the competition and is known for its compatibility with a multitude of platforms.

You can also sync this browser to other devices, much like Opera. Its speed has ranked Chrome second among the fastest browsers.

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