Mozilla has released the latest version of its popular web browser, Firefox. This is version 17.0 by its own count. The update comes across all three platforms – Windows, Mac and Linux. The most important new feature is the introduction of the Social API, with the launch of Facebook Messenger.
The best feature of Firefox 17's Facebook integration is that it keeps users logged in and connected irrespective of the website they are navigating. Users can chat, view notifications, messages, friend requests, without leaving the comfort of the page you are navigating.
The icon that gives users access to this feature sits on the top right corner of the browser. The Facebook sidebar that is a part of the new add-on to Firefox displays the news feed as well as a list of chat contacts online. The sidebar can be hidden or opened with the simple click of a button at the users discretion.
Those of you that are interested in taking a look at the new add-on can download the latest version of Mozilla’s browser here.
Those that don't want their social network account linked to the browser can remove it with a simple click of a button. Mozilla is expected to add more features to Facebook Messenger for Firefox and bring in other social networking services integration as well.
You can also take a look at some details of Facebook Messenger for Firefox on the official Facebook page here
If you are a Mac user then beware. The latest version of Firefox does not support Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard. If you are one of the few still using the old OS, you will have to stick to the old version of the browser or switch to another browser. We could also suggest you upgrade your Mac.
Firefox 17 has brought with it a slew of features. Those interested can take a look at the list here.