Firefox Beta is the build for those who like a little bit of jeopardy, but who don’t want to risk everything by trying out Firefox Developer, the early alpha build of Firefox. Firefox Beta gives you a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox six weeks ahead of its final release, offering a relatively stable build that’s not quite ready for primetime, but still pretty solid.
Whereas Firefox Developer installs as a completely separate application alongside your existing Firefox installation, Firebox Beta will replace the stable build. Should you subsequently wish to go back to the safer version, you’ll need to manually download the stable version and install it over the top of the beta build.
Confirm which build you have by selecting About Firefox from the Firefox menu or button (it’s inside the Help menu if using the Firefox button).
Firefox 67 is now in the Beta channel. New features include:
- Intent to ship: WebRender was enabled by default in Betas since Firefox 64 for Desktop NVIDIA GPUs on Windows 10 and should be released with Firefox 67 in May
- Firefox 67 willl be able to run different Firefox installs side by side by default.
- Tabs can now be pinned from the Page Actions menu in the address bar
- Users can block known cryptominers and fingerprinters in the Custom settings or their Content Blocking preferences
-The Import Data from Another Browser feature is now also available from the File menu0
- Firefox will now protect you against running older versions of Firefox which can lead to data corruption and stability issues.