Mozilla has redesigned Firefox to bring social media elements to the forefront of the free web browser.
The latest version, Firefox 23, includes a “share” button at the top navigation bar. This button makes it possible to “post an interesting article to your profile, share a recipe with your friends or send an idea for a gift in a private message or email, all without leaving the Web page you are visiting,” according to the announcement. The share button connects to Facebook Messenger for Firefox and Cliqz and will eventually integrate with other social media services and apps.
The company started incorporating social media into the web browser last year with a Facebook integration and soon added Cliqz, Mixi and msnNOW.
Other social features on Firefox include the persistent sidebar, which shows status updates and instant messages from friends that follow the user as they browse the web.