Firefox Multi-Account Containers introduces sync functionality

Mozilla revealed the Firefox Multi-Account Containers add-on for the Firefox net browser in 2017. The extension introduces choices to separate web sites by loading them into containers which act impartial from each other. Site information, such because the looking cache or cookies, is restricted to the container the location is loaded in. Other options of Firefox, e.g. bookmarks or extensions, work in all Containers.

The functionality could also be used to sign-in to a number of accounts on the identical web site, restrict monitoring, or separate completely different looking duties, e.g. for work and residential, from each other.

Several extension builders created add-ons that stretch or enhance the Containers functionality of the net browser.

Containers with Transitions supersedes Mozilla’s extension. It introduces a rules-based system to outline how websites opened from inside a container are opened within the browser. There are additionally particular container extensions for YouTube, Facebook and Google that restrict exercise on these websites to particular containers, and the Temporary Containers extension to make use of short-term containers that delete routinely.

Firefox Multi-Account Containers 6.2

syncing containers

The latest model of Firefox Multi-Account Containers introduces assist for a long-request characteristic. It is now doable to sync container information between completely different units utilizing Firefox Sync.

A click on on the extension’s icon within the Firefox fundamental toolbar ought to show a panel that highlights the brand new characteristic. You could allow syncing immediately with a click on on “begin syncing” to sync containers and information between units.

Mozilla notes the next on the official firm weblog:

The new sync characteristic will align Multi-Account Containers on completely different computer systems. The add-on carries over Container names, colours, icons, and web site assignments on to some other machines with the identical Firefox account.

Syncing requires a Firefox Account and that you’re signed in to the account within the Firefox net browser.

Closing Words

Firefox customers who use the Containers extension and Firefox Sync will discover the brand new sync functionality helpful because it retains Containers information in sync between units.

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