Mozilla has rearranged the way toward finding and installing add-ons for Firefox on Android. With the launch of Firefox 85 for the mobile OS, you’ll have the option to install extensions directly from the addons.mozilla.org page. Right now, you need to go to Add-ons Manager to install the extensions you want — a process Mozilla says could be somewhat confounding in case you’re utilized to the desktop installation flow. Yet, that will change when Firefox 85 launches on January 25th, which is likewise when the install buttons will go live on the add—ons website.
All things considered, the add-on selection for Android stays pretty restricted. Mozilla hasn’t extended the list that much since it launched the new browser experience, which depends on its own GeckoView engine, in August 2020. Soon after the new browser launched, Mozilla said it decided to construct support for the add-ons most commonly used by mobile clients first to “ensure a good first experience.” It at first just had 10 curated extensions in the list, we’re actually seeing only 12 on the add-ons page.
Mozilla says it’ll “continue to work on optimizing” more add-ons for Android in the coming months. For the present, you’ll need to utilize the experimental Firefox for Android Nightly browser and use an abrogate to have the option to install other add-ons.