After closing Firefox test pilot program, Mozilla has written a blog post to give clarity on the future of Firefox Screenshots. The company confirmed Screenshots feature is here to stay in Firefox, but the ability to upload screenshots to the cloud using the controversial save button won’t be available, the button will be removed from Firefox 67 and Screenshots server will also be shutdown in May this year. Nightly users see this change first. Starting February, Firefox to alert users who saved images to Screenshots servers to export them.
The company has clarified they’ve indeed changed Save button label to Upload in Firefox Screenshots UI, but to simplify screenshots service decided to put this and other change aside and remove it as they found the download and copy to clipboard options are popular among Screenshots users.
- The ability to upload screenshots using Save button will be removed
- Screenshots server will shutdown
- Starting February, Firefox warns users to download screenshots saved to servers.
- Firefox 67 is version affected with these changes.
- Users can still take screenshots in Firefox browser, download and copy them to clipboard, but uploading option won’t exist
And Mozilla has promised they will bring keyboard shortcuts and improved shot preview UI to Firefox Screenshots in the near future.
In the other news, after closing Test pilot, a farewell message has been posted on January 22, 2019 and except Price wise, all experiments now available on addons.mozilla.org
What’s your take on these developments?