Mozilla is looking to add an avatar button next to hamburger menu in upcoming Firefox 68 to let you manage your Firefox Account and access sync preferences and connect to another device without the need to visit Sync section in Settings in the first place.
Firefox already offers ‘Sign in to Sync’ option in its menu, which takes to Sync Section in Settings and lets you sign up for a Firefox Account (if you don’t have one) and after that start synchronizing your bookmarks, tabs, history, passwords, preferences and add-ons so that they’re available for access on other devices as well.
Firefox Account Menu on toolbar in Firefox 67
Now the company wants to make Firefox account and sync more discoverable in Firefox browser, for that, they’re adding an avatar button on the toolbar that displays the Firefox Account menu and offers options to check sync status, manage Firefox Account, and reach Sync preferences.
Mozilla says in a blog post, currently, they’re experimenting this but from Firefox Account and Sync discoverability with avatar bug they want to ship as the feature in Firefox 68, ATM, the company has set the bug importance as critical and the feature is not enabled by default in Nightly.
It’s not clear whether Firefox shows FxA avatar icon by default on toolbar even when the user has not turned on sync, but the screenshot suggests they may do that while experimenting this thing.
Update March 20, 2019: Latest update to Nightly (Firefox 68) has added Firefox Account icon to the toolbar (check the screenshot below). If you don’t use Sync, you can remove it from toolbar by selecting option present in icon the context menu.