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When Firefox launched its next-gen Android browser last year, many were dismayed to see it lacked support for most extensions. Since then, the situation has improved a bit, and recently the browser has picked up compatibility with a number of officially sanctioned extensions. And now Mozilla has released Firefox 85, making the mobile extension installation process even easier.
Firefox 85 is officially slated to debut on January 25, but the company has already started rolling out the new release on the Play Store today. With it, Firefox for Android users are able to install supported extensions directly from addons.mozilla.org. Mozilla hopes this update will give mobile users a much smoother installation experience when trying out extensions.
The website will redirect you to the Firefox' system add-on section for installation.
Up until now, extensions for mobile devices were limited to being installed only from the Add-ons Manager, which the company says was a cause of confusion for some people used to how things work on their desktop browser. As for the future of extensions on mobile, Mozilla says that it plans to continue optimizing add-on performance, but did not comment on officially supporting more extensions in its next-gen mobile browser.
There is a way to install other extensions, but it involves overriding some settings and currently only works on Firefox Nightly, which most people probably shouldn't be using if they'd prefer a stable experience. Luckily, we've got a guide here if you're interested in taking the risk and diving in yourself.
Firefox 85 is now becoming available on the Play Store, but you can also download it from APK Mirror straight away.
Article updated with stable Firefox 85 release and download options.