In a statement on Thursday, the company said version 3.5 would enable users to turn off WebRTC (Web Real-Time communication) which will avoid leaking IP addresses when using a VPN.
WebRTC is used mainly for peer-to-peer Web applications and can be used for voice and video chat and also for file-sharing applications without the need for plug-ins.
But the downside it that it leaks IP addresses to websites when using a VPN.
“Many of you want to browse with more privacy. Our features represent what our users want – privacy and efficiency,” Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner said.
“We continue to provide convenient solutions that our users appreciate.”
Vivaldi has versions for Windows, Linux (both.deb and rpm), macOS and Android. There is no version for iOS because Vivaldi is built on the open-source Chromium browser and Apple does not allow browsers that do not use its Webkit browser engine that is used by Safari.