For its Android web browser, Mozilla Firefox, a browser, now offers three new extensions. Users will enjoy better web browsing as a result, and some chores will be made simpler.
When registering for a website, the user’s email address is hidden. Tracking components are also removed before sharing a URL and the option to listen to an article is added to Mozilla Firefox.
Using the ‘Firefox Relay’, users can hide their real email addresses. It will help them to protect their identity and comes across as a better safety feature. This would not let online entities collect your email address and use them for marketing or other prudent purposes.
Speaking of ReadAloud extension, it will let users listen to any article instead of reading it. This will help to save their time. Mozilla said in a blogpost, “ReadAloud uses text-to-speech technology to convert webpage text to audio. It works on a variety of websites, including news sites, blogs, fan fiction, publications, textbooks, school and class websites, online universities and course materials.”
Moreover, the browser has added a ‘ClearUTL’ extension which will allow users to remove their tracking elements from unprotected links.
“Sites include tracking elements in the URLs for a number of reasons, but the bottom line is that it’s used to track you. ClearURLs simply removes the tracking elements from the links, so you have a simple and clean URL,” added Mozilla.
Meanwhile, Mozilla, Apple and Google have collaborated together to improve browsing experience on the internet. The trio is working on a web-based benchmark tool, something similar to the benchmark tools for mobile performance. Dubbed Speedometer 3, it will be a ‘cross-industry collaborative effort’ which will test how different Google, Apple and other apps perform in real-time.
It will examine the web application responsiveness by timing simulated user interactions on various workloads. The primary goal of the platform will be to reflect the real-world web as much as possible. It will ultimately benefit users and improve their overall experience of web browsing.