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Firefox 94 for Android Brings A Revamped Homescreen

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Mozilla is now rolling out Firefox 94 for desktop and mobile devices. Interestingly, some of the more exciting features appear on the Android and iOS versions of the app.

Mozilla has reorganized the home page with the inclusion of recent tabs and recent bookmarks. Additionally, users will also see their frequently visited sites. Each section also has its settings, which can be accessed from the main app settings.

“With this new Firefox homepage we wanted to lift that heavy mental burden of remembering to finish those halfway read articles or vacation research until you are ready to jump back and finish those tasks,” Mozilla said in a post (via).

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“We’ve simplified and organized your on-the-go mobile experiences into one central location, complete with new features to help you ignore the online noise and focus on what matters to you.”

Some of the new features are limited to Android devices

Previously, the home page on Firefox mobile browsers only offered links to frequently visited sites along with a spot for Collections. But this update changes things up significantly for a more refined experience.

The Android version is also bringing recent searches grouped by topic. This will bring together all relevant links about a particular topic you examined recently. Instead of the “gazillions tabs piling up on that topic,” you can simply go back to your research.

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Users will further find better customization options for their Pocket feed. Mozilla said that users loved discovering new topics via Pocket but wanted personalized content. Hence, the company now offers improved customization options for their feed. This feature is currently available on Android devices.

Firefox 94 is also bringing a feature to improve tab management on mobile devices. If you haven’t viewed a tab for at least 14 days, it will automatically move to the inactive section. The browser offers the option to turn off this feature. It reduces the clutter on the screen while letting users focus more on what’s relevant to them. Mozilla said this particular feature is coming to Android first, while iOS devices should follow later.

Mozilla also shared a short video on YouTube highlighting the new homepage on Firefox 94.

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