Mozilla introduces Firefox Accounts

Taking the next step into the world of online services, the Mozilla Foundation has announced the launch of Firefox Accounts. In other words, Firefox now moves closer to offering what Google’s Chrome has delivered for years.

Mozilla’s Mark Mayo said in a blog post, “While we’ve worked to offer services that deliver value and put users and developers in control of their Web experiences, we’ve never had a simple way for you to sign up and sign in to access these integrated services across our products.”

With Firefox Accounts, users are provided with an easy way to create an account that enables them to sign in and take their Firefox with them anywhere.

“With Firefox Accounts, we can better integrate services into your Web experience, like the new Firefox Syn,” the post added.

Firefox Sync lets you browse data like passwords, bookmarks, history, and open tabs across several computers. But users find it clunky as it requires them to pair each new device by first generating a code on one machine and then entering it into another.

The new version does away with that as it is now “even easier to setup the service and add multiple devices, while still delivering the same browser-based encryption.”

The new version of Firefox Aurora lets you test the experimental new Firefox Accounts and Firefox Sync, the post said.

One thought on “Mozilla introduces Firefox Accounts

  1. I have been wanting this for a long time. I totally misunderstood the sync service in Firefox some time ago and learned the hard way that it does not work as a backup in the cloud, like on Opera or Chrome. Its probably my own fault for not investigating how it work before signing up and start using it.

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