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Why does the Opera try to connect to two Google services at startup?

  • Starting from beta 60. When you start the browser, the firewall shows the Opera process request to two Google addresses:

    Question. Why does the browser try to contact these addresses? 🧐


  • At least for mtalk, it probably has to do with Opera's built-in support for Google Hangouts that it inherits from Chromium. If you launch Opera with the --show-component-extension-options command-line switch and goto opera://extensions, you'll see it there. However, that's been there for a while and shouldn't be new.

    For the other one, it might be related or have something to do with extensions.