Web browser Opera joined hands with Yat, a platform that converts URLs of web pages into emojis, to bring amazing web base emoji URLs on Opera’s Browser on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS as well as Opera’s new crypto browser.
Opera made this announcement with an exclusive giveaway of seven NFTs from popular NFT artist Fvckrender that holds a 2.89 ETH floor price on the secondary marketplace.
Yat allows users to create strings of emojis for universal digital identifiers and wallet addresses. The recent deal came after last month’s launch of the Beta version of Opera’s Web 3 browser, which contains an in-built crypto wallet.
The deal with Yat will soon allow Opera’s users to browse the internet by entering strings of emojis that are generally created from letters and numbers. Jorgen Arnesen, executive vice president of mobile at Opera believes that the new feature is a “new, easier and more fun” way to search and be directed to Yat pages.
“The partnership marks a major paradigm shift in the way the internet works. 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.”
The emoji web links will be linked with the corresponding “y.at/” page.
Popular artists and celebrities will get the first chance to access emoji-based web links or Yats. For instance, rapper Lil Wayne’s (y.at/alien-musical note) Yat page will direct surfers to his record label’s site and DJ Steve Aoki’s (y.at/birthday cake-musical note) page takes users to his website.
Also, to celebrate “emojification” of URLs, both platforms are combinedly hosting a scavenger hunt for participants to win Fvck Crystals NFTs from NFT artist Fvckrender.