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Firefox Nightly Adds a Total of 10 Extensions on Android

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When Mozilla released Firefox 79 on Android, the company faced criticism over the lack of several features and limited extensions support. To address user concerns, the company added the back button with Firefox 80, followed by some other features like download manager on Firefox 81. Mozilla has now added support for a handful of extensions in the latest Firefox Nightly for Android.

In the recent Firefox Nightly updates, Mozilla has brought back a total of 10 recommended extensions from legacy Firefox for Android, including 2 extensions (Video Background Play Fix and Google Search Fixer) added earlier this month. Along with the 9 recommended extensions that were shipped in Firefox 79, there are a total of 19 extensions on Firefox Nightly. Take a look at them below:

Extensions on Firefox for Android

  • uBlock Origin
  • Dark Reader
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • Privacy Badger
  • NoScript Security Suite
  • Decentraleyes
  • Search by Image
  • YouTube High Definition
  • Privacy Possum

New Extensions Added with Firefox Nightly

  • Video Background Play Fix – background playback for videos
  • Google Search Fixer – brings UI Google search from Chrome
  • FoxyProxy – Proxy management tool
  • Bitwarden – Password manager
  • Ghostery – Privacy-focused ad blocker
  • AdGuard – popular ad blocker
  • Image Search Options – reverse image search tool
  • Web Archives – view archived web pages from search engines
  • Tomato Clock – timed work intervals for efficient time management
  • LeechBlock NG -blocks time-wasting websites

You can access these extensions by tapping on the vertical three dots icon in the bottom right corner and choosing ‘Add-ons’. From the list of extensions available, you can install the ones that suit your use-case.

According to Mozilla’s Scott DeVaney, these new extensions available on Firefox Nightly will be added to the stable version of Firefox for Android in November. That said, you can start using these extensions right now if you’re willing to switch to Firefox Nightly.

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