When Firefox released the next-gen version of its Android browser, there were a lot of good things users enjoyed about it. But one thing that was not well received was that they removed support for most extensions and only had a few available. Since then there have been improvements, as they have added support for more “officially licensed” extensions, but the installation process was not as convenient. Now, an upcoming update will finally make it easier to do so.
Firefox 85 is scheduled to roll out on January 25th and one of the main things is that users will find it easier to install supported extensions. They just have to go to addons.mozilla.org and see what extensions are available and choose which one to install in the browser. Previously, you could do it in the Plugin Manager, but it wasn’t such a smooth experience for most, especially those using the desktop version as well.
However, unfortunately you are still stuck with the official supported extensions which are only 10 as of November 2020. The available extensions are as follows
– Video background playback fix
– Google search repair
– Image search options
– Web files
– Tomato clock
– LeechBlock NG
While Mozilla says they plan to optimize the experience and performance of the plugins, they didn’t mention anything about adding more extensions. There is always a way to add the unsupported extensions, but you will have to override some settings and it will also work only in Firefox Nightly, which is the “experimental” version of the browser. So if you’re unsure of your porting capabilities, you’d better stick with the current extensions.
Firefox 85 will be released before January 25 for Android users. The install buttons on addons.mozilla.org will be enabled on January 21, but will only work if you are using the pre-release version of Firefox until the release of version 85.