Firefox updates Focus with three user requested features to celebrate one million downloads of the app

In less than a month after releasing the Firefox Focus browser for Android, the application has already seen over a million installs by users of the platform. Firefox Focus is a privacy oriented web browser that automatically blocks a wide range of trackers, ad delivery networks, and allows users to easily clear their passwords and browsing history. Focus had been launched for iOS users in September 2016, after initially available as a ad-blocker plugin for Safari.

Firefox decided to thank the users for the great response, and rolled out three new features in less than a month after the release. All the three features are commonly requested by the fans. Focus now allows users to view videos in full screen mode, which works on most video sites but not YouTube. According to Firefox, the roll out of full screen video support for YouTube is dependent on a bug fix from Google's side, and Firefox has committed to update the app with support for full screen videos on YouTube as soon as Google fixes the bug.

Users can now download files of any kind from the internet. The notification area now features a shortcut to directly fire up Focus, so users have a quick and easy way to access private browsing. The application requires Android 5.0 and newer versions, and has a rating of 4.5 stars on the Play Store. The privacy features of the browser have the added benefit of providing a snappy and streamlined browsing experience. The update has already rolled out, and users can get the latest version of the browser from the Play Store.


Published Date: Jul 24, 2017 09:41 am | Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017 09:41 am