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Release Notes

Release Notes tell you what’s new in Firefox. As always, we welcome your feedback. You can also file a bug in Bugzilla or see the system requirements of this release.

8.0 Firefox for iOS Release

July 20, 2017

Version 8.0, first offered to Release channel users on July 20, 2017


  • New browsing mode: A night mode to reduce webpage brightness while browsing. Perfect for those late night wikipedia sessions

  • See a QR code? Firefox now lets you scan QR codes you find, opening the url in the current tab

  • If you’ve copied a link firefox will now prompt you to open it saving you from having to paste it in manually.

  • Added yMail as one of the supported email clients. Set a default email client to open mailto links directly in your favourite mail client.

  • A fancy new menu when you long press a website in History/Bookmarks. Its pretty neat! And look at that blur!. Hopefully you like it. Thanks to Maurya Talisetti (mauryat) for his contribution!


  • Lots of you mentioned that Youtube or other video sites would play audio but the video would be frozen. We’ve fixed that!

  • We hope all of you are enjoying the new Tab bar on iPad. We’ve patched a few crashes which occurred for a few users.

  • Fixed a bug where private tabs were not closed on exiting private mode if you had the respective preference turned on

  • Youtube page history is now correctly reflected in the history panel


  • You can now control the address bar from an external keyboard. Press left and right on your keyboard to move the url bar carot.

  • Do you use Firefox Logins to sync passwords? Good News! The password manager now has improved login page detection.

  • The History Panel is much snappier. You might not notice it. But we surely did.

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