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Firefox extensions are now easier to install on Android devices

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Mozilla has simplified the process of finding and installing add-ons for Firefox on Android. With the launch of Firefox 85 for the mobile operating system, you will be able to install extensions directly from the addons.mozilla.org page. Right now, you need to head into the Add-ons Manager to install the extensions you want – a process Mozilla says could be a bit confusing if you’re used to the desktop installation flow. But that will change when Firefox 85 launches on January 25, which will also be when the install buttons go live on the Add-ons website.

That said, the selection of add-ons for Android is still quite limited. Mozilla hasn’t broadened the list much since it launched the new browser experience, which is based on its own GeckoView engine, in August 2020. Shortly after the launch of the new browser, Mozilla said it decided to support the add-ons most commonly used by mobile users first to “ensure a good first experience”. It originally only had 10 extensions organized in the list, and we still only see 12 on the Add-ons page.

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