Firefox Hello has been discontinued and will be removed from Firefox installs from September, Mozilla has said.
The feature will be removed ‘automatically when you update to version 49 of Firefox — no extra steps are needed’, the Hello status support page informs.
Firefox Hello becomes Firefox Goodbye…
Mozilla introduced the innovative WebRTC Hello feature in Firefox 34, which was released back in December 2014. Originally the feature was part of the browser’s own code and was built it. Hello was repackaged as an add-on that comes pre-installed with the browser.
But as of September it will no longer be bundled and no longer be available.
Firefox Hello let users make free video and voice calls, send instant messages and share links with other users on compatible browsers – no additional software or add-ons needed. The feature even works with those on
smartphones and tablet devices.
Firefox Hello will be removed from Firefox soon
Firefox 49 — the update that will remove the feature from the browser — is currently set for public release on September 13, 2016.
The latest Firefox beta and developer builds are already shipping sans Hello.
Now, about that Pocket add-on…