Mozilla has revealed in a recent blogpost that Firefox’s Android app will soon allow users to add a wide range of extensions on their Firefox browser, which is a part of the upcoming Android release.
The support is expected to be launched before the end of this year and will make Firefox the only major Android browser to support an “open extension ecosystem.”
Currently, users can add only a limited number of third-party add-ons in Firefox and Android’s default browser Chrome does not support extensions either. While extension support on Firefox’s Android version was previously added years ago, it was significantly reduced at the time the app was revamped in 2020. Since then, users have been allowed to add no more than two dozen extensions on the browser.
Mozilla has also provided a set of additional guides in its blogpost for developers, stating that it wants to provide them with the best support it can to empower them to build modern mobile WebExtensions.
Mozilla will announce the final release date of Firefox’s extension support at the end of September.