How to add extensions to Firefox for Android

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Firefox is one of the most popular browsers among Android users in Spain. It is a browser that has incorporated a large number of functions in the past months, which help to keep improving. The 85th version of the browser is official, starting its deployment and in this new version there is an important change in the way extensions are added.

Firefox 85 looks for what adding extensions is something much easier For the users. You will not need to use the browser’s add-on manager to make this possible. There is a new method of adding extensions that is faster and more convenient. We show you how this new method works.

Install extensions in Firefox for Android

Firefox add Android extensions

This new feature was recently introduced in the browser beta and is launched in version number 85 in its stable version also. The browser allows adding extensions in a simpler way now, by not having to use or install the add-on manager. Although the new function has the limitation that it will work only with those extensions that are considered official. Despite that, it is a faster process, whose steps are:

  1. Open Firefox or its beta on your phone.
  2. Go to addons.mozilla.org in your browser.
  3. Wait for the web to load.
  4. Choose the extension to install (the ones that appear on the screen or look for the one you want).
  5. Enter the extension.
  6. Click Add.
  7. Accept the permissions.
  8. Wait for it to install.
  9. Repeat the process if you want to install more extensions.

Firefox add new extensions

As you can see, the process becomes much simpler, having a dedicated page within Firefox for all extensions. In addition, on this page we find the official extensions, those that have been controlled and we know are safe, so we are not going to install anything that could pose a danger to our Android phone.

This function starts its deployment today January 25 in the stable version of the browser on Android. If you use the Firefox beta, it has been possible to use this function for a few days. If you want, you can also download its APK directly, and don’t wait for this new version to arrive in your country.

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