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Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0 For iOS With 3D Touch Support, Password Manager, Find In Page And More

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Mozilla announced on Thursday that it had finally started rolling out an update to its browser on iOS, Firefox 2.0. The latest update brings in tow an array of new features including 3D touch support for the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

For a while now, many of the major apps on the App Store have been getting support for 3D touch. Facebook, Skype, MobiKwik and Office are few of the latest and biggest additions to the 3D touch world. And now, to the ever-increasing list of names, Mozilla finally adds the name of its super-popular web browser Firefox.

3D touch is the highlighting feature of Firefox 2.0. It will enable users of the latest flagship iPhones to access commonly used features quickly by just pressing hard or soft on the app icon. The Quick Access menu contains options including Open Last Bookmark, open a New Private Tab or a New Tab.

You also get Peek and Pop features that help you preview a tab and take actions on it. Actions could be anything like Add to Reading List, Copy URL or Close Tab with fewer steps. Just lightly press on a tab to watch a preview and slide up to access shortcuts to work with these tabs.

Next up, you get the all new Firefox Password Manager which helps you view, manage and edit logins on your Firefox, locally or synced from your Firefox Account. Also, search queries can now be directly typed into the Spotlight Search Bar on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. ‘Find in Page’ is also now available.

Here’s the full changelog of the latest version of Firefox:

new

  • Firefox Password Manager
    • Logins saved locally or from a signed in FxA account can now be searched, filtered, viewed and edited from the ‘Logins’ setting option
  • Open tabs now display Spotlight Search results on the home screen
  • A new tab describing the new features and changes available in the latest release is shown upon first launch after an update
  • ‘Find in Page’ accessible by either long-pressing on a text item or by explicitly launching the feature from the ‘Share’ menu
  • Support for 3D Touch on iPhone 6S and 6S Plus added pressing the Firefox app icon to open the Quick Access menu provides shortcuts to Open Last Bookmark, open a New Private Tab or a New Tab

fixed

  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements
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