The Abusive ad-blocker provides access to a blocklist that is enabled by default and can be turned off by the user from the Privacy section of the settings, the company said in a statement.
The blocklist is hosted on Vivaldi's own servers that have end-to-end encryption and is updated automatically within the browser.
“We try to keep our users safe and will continue to look at more options to protect them”, says Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner.
The adblock settings in the new version of Vivaldi. Courtesy Vivaldi Technologies
The new release also allows the creation of multiple users without the need to have multiple standalone installations of the browser.
Searching for saved passwords has been made faster and when multiple tabs are open, the user is told how many of them are still unread.
Given that Vivaldi is aimed at power users, version 2.6 has improved the speed of operations when a user tiles tabs into split-screen views or frequently moves tabs to new windows.
“We like to engage with our users, and what makes a user engage is really the browsing experience itself. That’s why we are making a browser that is so useful that it becomes an key tool in your day-to-day,” said von Tetzchner.
“A feature – big or small – does not matter. How useful it is, makes all the difference.”
There are Vivaldi versions for Windows, macOS and Linux.