Built right into Firefox: Facebook, Twitter & Gmail

By on July 8, 2012
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The company is clear in its mission to integrate social interaction in its attempt to give people a richer web experience.

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By building social tools into Firefox itself, Mozilla is working on ‘liberating’ users, reports Softpedia. They believe that these are “basic web functionality, identity and authentication.” An example of this would be the Firefox add-on, Firefox Share, which is still being developed and is in its experimental stage.

Users will be able to share via a feature in the Firefox 16 (Nightly built), which is to be released later this week. Practically, a user can share a link via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Gmail etc. Although it is not clear as to what other platforms Firefox will support initially, the attempt is to add as many as possible.

Moreover, Mozilla plans to add support for notifications into the browser, expanding the social features in Firefox. Thus, users will be able to know what tweets arrive in the feed, if someone comments on anything in Facebook, or any new e-mail that has arrived.

Moving along, there are plans for a unified newsfeed with chat feature, letting users to do everything on Firefox itself, rather than on Twitter or Facebook itself, for instance.

This, it seems, will be a lengthy endeavor, and will be made possible using the Social API. Mozilla hopes that this will be the standard way to integrate social sites & their functionality into browsers.


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  • Tayyab

    Firefox 16 later this week???? isn’t it a jump from the current 13.0.1 version?

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