Mozilla released a new interface for the Firefox browser in May, based on some highly data-driven learnings. Based on user feedback, the Firefox browser’s mobile version now has an improved homepage with several new features to help make browsing more thorough and efficient.
The new Firefox for Android and iOS homepage includes dedicated sections to improve how users browse on their smartphones. “Jump back in,” for example, allows you to quickly return to the last active tab you were browsing. Aside from the most recent tabs, Firefox also displays the most recent bookmarks, allowing you to return to the pool of information without having to search for the tab that was previously opened or saved.
Along with recent bookmarks, Firefox for Android automatically groups recent searches from the previous 14 days to help users assimilate all the information on a single topic or make it easy for them to scour through reviews before purchasing a product.
Firefox also has a feature that allows you to declutter the list of active tabs. Unlike Chrome, which now allows you to group tabs, Firefox will archive open tabs that you haven’t visited in the last 14 days. These tabs will be marked as “inactive,” which means they will no longer take up space on the tab grid but can still be accessed separately. The feature is currently only available on Firefox for Android, but it is expected to be added to the iOS version soon.
Finally, Firefox on Android will now allow users to sort articles from Pocket based on the various categories associated with the content. Using easily accessible tabs, they will be able to select from categories such as Must-Reads, Technology, Space, Health, Science, and so on.
Firefox for Android and Firefox for iOS now have the new Firefox homepage. You can also get additional features by downloading the PC app, such as the ability to sync across all devices, shared passwords, and more.