Mozilla has this week released a new version of its Firefox 35 browser that now includes a simplfied version of the free WebRTC-based Firefox Hello video chat service, with new room-based conversations features, together with a enhanced search user interface that is now enabled for more locales.
The latest Firefox 35 browser is now available to download, but if you already have automatically updated to the latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox browser, you already have Hello installed ready to use. There are no account details or sign-in process required and nothing extra to download, says Mozilla.
Once installed Firefox Hello can be started and a conversation initiated by sending your friend a link and simply asking them to click it. Watch the video below created by Mozilla to learn more about the Firefox Hello communications software’s features.
Other new features within the Firefox 35 browser include :
– Built-in support for H264 (MP4) on Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and newer through native APIs
– Access the Firefox Marketplace from the Tools menu and optional toolbar button
– Use tiled rendering on OS X
– Improved high quality image resizing performance
– Improved handling of dynamic styling changes to increase responsiveness
– Implemented HTTP Public Key Pinning Extension (for enhanced authentication of encrypted connections)
– Added support for the CSS Font Loading API
– Resource Timing API implemented
For more information on the new Firefox 35 browser and Firefox Hello jump over to the Mozilla website for details and the ability to download Firefox 35 now.