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5 reasons to use Firefox browser in Android instead of Chrome


The desktop version of Firefox may be a favorite for many users, but in Android it is not very popular, where many tend to prefer Google Chrome as a virtual browser in their smartphones, and that's why Mozilla, the browser developer, has devoted more efforts to browser development using a new engine, a revamped interface design, improved performance, and more powerful features to protect privacy.

So today we will review the most important new features in the Firefox browser app in Android that prompt you to use it instead of chrome browser:

1- The new interface and easy user experience:

Firefox lets you choose between the bottom or top interface, and based on what you're using, you'll find the address bar, tab changer, menu button at the bottom of the screen or above, as in Marum, you can switch between tabs by scrolling to the left or right above the address bar, or alternatively you can use the custom switch button.

No matter where the toolbar you choose in the new Firefox browser interface, the tab switch button opens in a menu that slides up from the bottom of the screen, displays all your tabs as a list with a small preview of their content on the left, and if you prefer to view the network, you can activate it in settings.

The new tab page provides a quick overview of the most visited websites, your collections — where you can assemble and save tabs — and a quick switch to open incognito mode, the address bar has an easy-to-use built-in QR code reader, and you can easily select your preferred search engine.

2- Many additional features:

Firefox has some additional features, such as Reading Mode, when your browser finds out you're reading an article, it shows you an abstract, image-free page and other distractions.

In addition, your browser has a new feature called Collections, a form of bookmark replacement, where you can add tabs to the sites you visit, which is especially useful for saving something you want to read later.

The browser also supports sync that allows you to sync what you do when browsing with your smartphone and access it on another device, as it makes sure that bookmarks, archives, and passwords are shared across all versions of the browser in other devices, such as: computer or tablet, in addition to the browser has a dark mode feature that you can activate through settings.

3-Support additions:

Unlike Google Chrome in Android, Firefox supports extensions, and a few extensions are now officially available, but according to Mozilla, they are working to provide more additions in future updates, as the additions are available at the moment but most of them aim to protect user privacy, such as uBlock Origin, Ghostery, and Privacy Badger.

4- Improved performance in Firefox browser:

Firefox is based on Mozilla's rewritten GeckoView engine, where the browser is much faster than the previous version, especially when activating the more stringent tracking blocking level, however, did not enjoy the speed of Google Chrome, because Chrome is the most used browser and everyone improves their websites for it. But Mozilla is working to fix it now.

5- More privacy protection tools:

"Firefox products are designed to protect your privacy, and Firefox will remain faithful to this logo," says Mozilla, "as the browser bans online tracking tools and ads by default, and you can also activate a strict (strict) mode that prohibits most third-party cookies and trackers entirely.

The browser also allows you to delete browsing data when closed where you can activate it in settings and choose the data that is supposed to be deleted every time you close the browser, and like most web browsers, the browser (Firefox) collects some usage data automatically, but you can turn it off manually in the settings under the Data collection section.

Firefox browser is available for free for users of iPhone and iPad in the App Store, and for Android users in Google Play.