Vivaldi 6.8 on Android – New ways to make the browser match you and updated Ad Blocker

The latest update to Vivaldi brings new ways for you to personalize the browser, with a customizable button in the address bar and easier Start Page customization. We have also made several improvements to our Ad Blocker and enabled Bookmark nickname matching.

Vivaldi 6.8 on Android

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We have three cornerstones for what you should expect from our browser; Powerful, Personal, Private. The release of Vivaldi Browser 6.8 on Android brings Powerful new features and functionality that allow you to make your browser even more Personal.

Let’s look at the highlights for 6.8 on Android:

Customizable button in the address bar

Image of two Vivaldi 6.8 browsers on Android side-by-side. The option to edit the address bar shortcut has been added in this release.
Replace the Tracker & Ad Blocker button in the address bar of your Vivaldi browser.

Vivaldi 6.8 on Android brings a new level of personalization to the address bar. This feature will allow you to select a button to replace the Tracker & Ad Blocker button in the address bar, with a button that performs a specific function of your choice.

Whether you want quick access to your Bookmarks or a shortcut to a specific browser action (New tab, Share, Voice Search, Translate), this customizable button puts the control in your hands. It’s another example of how you can tailor Vivaldi to your exact needs.

Bookmarks Nickname Matching

Image of Vivaldi 6.8 browser on Android. The option to find bookmarks using their given nicknames has been added to this update.
Easily find your Bookmarks using the nicknames you’ve given them.

Bookmarks are a great way to save and organize your favorite websites, but finding them quickly is crucial. This feature allows you to search for your bookmarks by their assigned nicknames, making them easier to find and access with just a few keystrokes. It’s a simple yet powerful way to streamline your browsing experience and keep your favorite sites at your fingertips.

To give a Bookmark a nickname, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Side Panel
  2. Switch to Bookmarks Panel, if it’s not already open.
  3. Open the folder containing the bookmark you want to give a nickname
  4. Long press the bookmark
  5. Choose edit (pen icon)
  6. Add a nickname and save

Start Page Customization

Image of two Vivaldi 6.8 browsers on Android side-by-side with one more option to customize the Start Page.
Customize your Start Page and give it your personal touch.

In Vivaldi 6.8 we have made it easier for you to customize your Start Page. You can now select how to display your Speed Dials, create new Speed Dial groups, or remove them all together, directly from the Start Page. By clicking “Customize Start Page” you can also change the background image.

Ad Blocker Update

For the newest version of Vivaldi, we’ve also made improvements to the built-in Tracker and Ad Blocker. We’ve made several underlying changes to how our ad blocker works to make it more effective. We are continuously working on improving our Tracker and Ad Blocker, as our end goal is to make it the only blocker you need.

By listening to user feedback and continually refining the browser, we ensure that every update brings meaningful improvements that enhance the way you interact with the web. If you haven’t already, update to Vivaldi 6.8 and discover how these new features can improve your mobile browsing experience.

As it is the season of summer, we have done what many of you might have done recently and killed some bugs. You can see exactly what bugs have been killed and the fixes we have made from the changelog below.

Changelog from 6.7 to 6.8

[New] Add Enable Bookmarks Nickname Matching in address bar setting (VAB-9353)

[New] Customizable Start Page (VAB-8126)

[New] Customizable button in the address bar (VAB-9321)


[Bookmarks][Notes] Allow Bookmarks and Notes to be sorted in both ascending and descending order (VAB-9189)

[Bookmarks] Folders don’t stay on top when navigating out and into folder (VAB-9201)


[UI] Align New Tab, Menu and Sort icons (VAB-8714)

[UI] Incorrect icon sizes and gaps (VAB-8862)

[UI] Move Progress bar above toolbar on address bar Bottom (VAB-9326)

[UI] Tab Switcher wrong color on background section (VAB-9025)

[UI] Translate Panel title misaligned (VAB-9164)


[Suggestions] Add hint to show suggestion comes from Nickname (VAB-9420)

[Translations] Add Georgian (ka) and Sinhala (si) languages (VAB-9338)

[Theme] Navigation bar in private Tab Switcher wrong theme (VAB-9305)

Upgraded to 126.0.6478.133

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