Latest Version of Firefox Offers Built-in Instant Messaging


With the latest update, Mozilla Firefox has become the first browser to offer a built-in instant messaging feature using the browser’s Firefox Hello feature.

Introduced last October, Firefox Hello lets you place free video or audio calls with your friends on Firefox browsers. This latest feature allows you to send and receive instant messages while video chatting with someone using the latest version of Firefox for Windows, the Mac or Linux, Mozilla said on it’s official blog.

However, This feature currently works on the desktop version only. Firefox Hello is built on WebRTC, so you will be also able to chat with Chrome or Opera users once it’s supported on those browsers.

Firefox Hello users can also see a profile photos of person they’re chatting with on the desktop browser. In addition, Android version of Firefox users can now use multiple search providers like Google and Bing at search panel and swipe to close tabs. It also comes with improved bookmark detection which eliminates duplicates. Firefox for Android now can correctly play MP3 files, and both it and the desktop version have numerous bug fixes.

The both latest versions of Mozilla Firefox browsers for desktop and Android are now rolling out. Depending upon your automatic update settings, you’ll either get it automatically or be notified for the same.

You can also download the latest version of Mozilla Firefox from here.

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[Source: Mozilla]