After completely redesigning Firefox earlier this year, Mozilla is revamping its mobile apps with new features designed to keep users’ web searches private and their online accounts secure.
Since its launch in 2015, Firefox Focus has allowed mobile users to perform a very fast search without distractions without having to open their browser. Now, however, Mozilla has updated Firefox Focus to provide users with a simple and confidential default companion app for Android and iOS.
The company gave the app a new look with new colors, a new logo, and a dark theme. However, Mozilla has also added a shortcut feature to Firefox Focus so that users can get to the sites they visit the most even faster.
When it comes to privacy, app users will see the Privacy Tracking Protection Shield icon in the Firefox Focus search bar, which can be used to quickly turn individual trackers on or off by tapping the shield icon. . There is also a global counter that shows all trackers blocked by the app.
Passwords saved by Firefox
To commemorate this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month, Mozilla has also added several new features to Firefox for Android designed to help protect the passwords of its online users.
Firefox for Android users will now be able to seamlessly access all passwords saved in the Firefox mobile password manager. This means that they will be able to log into any of their online accounts using their Firefox saved passwords without even having to open a web page. At the same time, users will be able to take advantage of biometric security, such as their face or fingerprint, to unlock the app and securely access their account credentials online.
In addition to making it easier to access your saved passwords, now when you create an account for any app on your Android smartphone, you can also create and add a new password that will be saved directly in Firefox. From there, you can use this new password on mobile and desktop when you sign in to the online account associated with it. Mozilla also brings the ability to auto-fill passwords on Android, and users will be able to use any password saved in Firefox to log into their online accounts. However, if you have a Firefox account, you will be able to sync all of your passwords across desktops and mobile devices.
While Android users get these new password features first, they’ll be coming to Firefox for iOS later this year. If you want to further secure your mobile device, you can also sign up for Mozilla VPN and use the company’s VPN service to encrypt data sent from your smartphone.