Mozilla Firefox 66 Brings Default Autoplay Mute Feature, Firefox Send Tool Also Released

Aside from the bug fixes and performance improvements, the newest version of Firefox 66 mutes autoplaying videos from default. Additionally, Mozilla’s Web-based file-sharing service — Firefox Send — is now widely accessible to users on desktop and will also be made available as a beta app on Android soon. The business is also working on a new browser called Firefox Fenix which is currently in the development stage.

Beginning with Firefox 66, Mozilla has launched the rollout of this steady Firefox 66 build for desktop (Linux, macOS, and Windows) as well as Android. The most noteworthy feature introduced with the newest version of the Firefox browser is the ability to block autoplaying videos from default on both the desktop and mobile versions of the program. However, users can still to choose to opt out of the feature and disable it. Firefox 66’s rollout for desktop customer is being done in a staged fashion and it’s expected to reach all customers soon. On the other hand, Firefox 66’s stable version for Android is currently available widely and may be downloaded out of APKMirror.

Furthermore, Mozilla’s Web-based Firefox Send support for sharing files is currently out of beta and is now accessible to all users. Firefox Send is a free, end-to-end encrypted file transfer service that supports file sharing over different browsers. It also allows users to define when the document sharing connection expires and lets them add an excess layer of safety by protecting files with a password. Mozilla has revealed that Firefox Send will be made available as a beta app for Android later this week.

Lastly, Mozilla is also working on a new mobile browser called Firefox Fenix that’s presently under the development phase and is accepting code entries on Github. The Firefox Fenix browser was designed for Android and brings a novel tab management system named Sessions. Once users close the program, all tabs are closed and they do not surface again when users re-open the browser. Rather, users can pick up any of Session cards to resume browsing or choose to start new tabs completely.


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