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

Mozilla has released the latest version of its Web browser for desktop Firefox 66 — and it is out now as a Steady Construct.

Besides the bug fixes and performance improvements, the newest version of Firefox 66 mutes autoplaying videos by default. Furthermore, Mozilla’s Web-based file-sharing service — Firefox Send — is currently widely accessible to all users on desktop and will also be made available as a beta program on Android soon. The business is also working on a brand new browser named Firefox Fenix that is currently at the development stage.

Starting with Firefox 66, Mozilla has started the rollout of this steady Firefox 66 construct for desktop (Linux, macOS, and Windows) along with Android. The most notable feature introduced with the newest version of the Firefox browser will be the ability to block autoplaying videos by default on both the desktop and mobile versions of the app. However, users may still to decide to opt out of this attribute and disable it. Firefox 66’s rollout for desktop client is apparently being performed in a staged manner and it’s anticipated to reach all customers shortly. On the other hand, Firefox 66’s secure variant for Android is currently available widely and may be downloaded out of APKMirror.

Furthermore, Mozilla’s Web-based Firefox Send service for sharing documents is now out of beta and is now available to all users. Firefox Send is a free, end-to-end encrypted file transfer service which supports file sharing across different browsers. Additionally, it permits users to specify when the file sharing connection expires and also lets them add an excess layer of safety by protecting files using a password. Mozilla has shown that Firefox Send will be made available as a beta program for Android later this week.

Lastly, Mozilla is also working on a new mobile browser called Firefox Fenix that is presently under the development stage and is accepting code submissions on Github. The Firefox Fenix browser was designed for Android and brings a publication tab management program called Sessions. Tabs are stored in the form of Session bundles in the Firefox Fenix browser. Once users close the app, all tabs are closed and they do not surface again when users re-open the browser. Rather, users can get any of Session cards to restart browsing or choose to open new tabs altogether.