Mozilla has this week announced a new addition to their Firefox beta browser release with the inclusion of a new update to Hello the Firefox Communications feature within the browser.
The new update has been created by Mozilla with the specific intention of making communication easier with friends and family who might not have the same video chatting service or hardware as yourself installed on their system, which sometimes can lead to problems.
Mozilla is now looking for testers to help evaluate and provide feedback on the newly updated Firefox beta Hello communications feature. Which the company hopes will provide a global communication system that is easy to use, Mozilla explains a little more:
“Together with our long-term partner Telefónica, and leveraging TokBox technology, we’re looking to make it easier to communicate over the Web by providing people with the first global communications system built directly into a browser. Firefox Hello is free to use, allows you to connect with anyone who has a WebRTC-enabled browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Opera and doesn’t require you to sign up for an account.
Since we introduced Hello, we’ve been listening closely to user feedback and acting on it. We’ve heard from people who love not having to sign up for an account or download a plugin in order to use Hello. We’ve also heard that the call initiation process and call management could be simpler. As a result, in Firefox Beta we’ve made important changes to the account-less call mode that simplifies the call process by eliminating some steps. Now when you start a conversation a window opens showing a self-view until the person you have invited clicks on the link and joins you. When the person you have called joins the conversation, you’ll be notified with an audio alert and the Hello icon will turn blue.”
For more information on the new Firefox beta release that includes the new Hello update jump over to the Mozilla website for details via the link below.
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