Few months back, Mozilla has launched the Preview version of Firefox for Android, this to replace Firefox Fennec in 2020, the organization already added basic and advanced features to Firefox Preview which is now in version 2.2. Mozilla today announced Firefox Preview based on GeckoView engine will support add-ons through Web Extensions, the company wants to bring a selection of extensions first to the browser through it’s popular “Recommend Extensions Program”.
“We’re happy to confirm that GeckoView is currently building support for extensions through the Web Extensions API. This feature will be available in Firefox Preview, we are looking forward to offering a great experience for both mobile users and developers” Mozilla add-ons team member, Philipp Kewisch said in a blog post.
The company confirms building extensions for Firefox Preview/GeckoView can’t happen overnight. “For the remainder of 2019 and leading into 2020, we are focusing on building support a selection of extensions from our Recommended Extensions program that have proven to be most useful to mobile users”.
As of now, Firefox Preview doesn’t officially support extensions, the organization warns users not to install extensions until they’re officially supported, doing so may cause issues to Firefox.
Mozilla says to expect them to make an announcement on full add-ons support for Firefox Preview in the first quarter of 2020. “As we progress with making the various API available, we will make further announcements when to expect full add-ons support. We expect this to happen within Q1 of 2020”.
Are you excited to know soon you can able to install Ublock Origin and other extensions in the next version of Firefox which Mozilla is now building for Android-based on GeckoView?