Opera browser emojionly addresses

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 emojis to be directed to websites. It’s new, it’s easier and more fun.”

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Opera sees the new feature as a major step towards a modern web, as the company explains its application has always spearheaded the adoption of new-gen capabilities.

Together with Yat, Opera plans to target a growing userbase relying on emoji for everything online.

“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.


Web browser company Opera said Monday 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.

“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,” Jorgen Arnesen, executive vice president of mobile at Opera, said in a press release.

Yat pages are unique domains generated when someone purchases a string of emoji (which itself is called a Yat). The owner of a Yat can create an NFT of their emoji string, and the company plans to eventually let users connect their Yats to electronic payments.

Emoji (which itself is called a Yat).The owner of a Yat can create an NFT of their Emoji string, and the company plans to eventually let users connect their Yats to electronic payments.

According to the company, musicians are among the early adopters of Yats; for instance, singer Kesha’s Yat page is the emojis Rainbow Rocket Alien (editor note: Vox’s CMS does not allow rendering of emojis), followed by y.at, which redirects to her Kesha’s World website.

Yat co-founder Naveen Jain said Yat Emoji domains let users personalise their internet identity, potentially giving creators, artists, and others, more visibility online.

The company introduced Yat pages on February 1.With the Opera integration, users won’t have to type in the y.at part of the Yat page web address as they do in other browsers.

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.

The first website went live more than three decades ago, and while we’ve seen a lot of changes to the web since then, one thing has remained largely constant: you get to websites either by typing a string of letters and numbers into your web browser or by clicking a bookmark or link.

But the makers of the Opera web browser say now there’s another way: you can use emoji. But you probably shouldn’t.

Opera says the new feature comes through a partnership with Yat, a company that allows users to create a custom string of emojis that can either take you to a personalized Yat website or redirect you to another page.

Up until now the way to get to those sites was to type y.at/<emoji here, but now you can drop the letters and symbols and use only the emoji.

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.

Web browser company Opera said Monday 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.

“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,” Jorgen Arnesen, executive vice president of mobile at Opera, said in a press release.

Yat pages are unique domains generated when someone purchases a string of emoji (which itself is called a Yat). The owner of a Yat can create an NFT of their emoji string, and the company plans to eventually let users connect their Yats to electronic payments.

It’s new, it’s easier and more fun” The emojification of Opera is possible through a partnership with Yat, the company that allows you to own personalized strings of emojis. The emoji-centric integration makes it easier for anyone on the internet to find and be directed to Yat pages, which are unique domains that are generated when a Yat is created from a personalized string of emojis.

Users can customize their Yat page or redirect it to anywhere else on the web.
Artists from the music world were among the first to invest in and use their Yats. For example, Lil Wayne’s Yat page directs users to his record label, and Steve Aoki’s takes you to his website.

Web browser company Opera said Monday 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.

“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,” Jorgen Arnesen, executive vice president of mobile at Opera, said in a press release.

Yat pages are unique domains generated when someone purchases a string of emoji (which itself is called a Yat). The owner of a Yat can create an NFT of their emoji string, and the company plans to eventually let users connect their Yats to electronic payments.

Despite many considering it the underdog of the browser race, Opera is actually one of the best choices on the market, and the improvements the app receives on a regular basis make it a solid solution in the long term as well.

This time, the folks working at Opera have decided to implement support for a rather unusual feature: emoji-only addresses.

If you’ve never of such a thing, well, they exist, and Opera wants to be the first browser in the world to support it. And thanks to a partnership with Yat, the company that actually makes the emoji-only website URLs possible, Opera is bringing this feature to users on all supported desktop platforms.

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

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).

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