Firefox 96 is a boost for anyone doing video calling

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Mozilla has released Firefox 96, an update to one of the most popular web browsers out there.

According to Mozilla’s desktop release notes, Firefox 96 is a big win for anyone who uses the browser to make video calls, with improved noise-suppression and auto-gain-control, plus echo-cancellation, ensuring To make that you sound as crisp and clear as possible.

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By building video improvements into the browser, Firefox users without the best webcam or best USB microphone should see automatic fixes as we move into our third year of working from home.

Firefox for Android Boost

Elsewhere, there are a slew of technical changes, including reducing main-thread load, which should make Firefox run more smoothly on most machines. It also includes general bug fixes, such as how macOS users can command-click a Gmail link.

But it’s not just the desktop that gets some Mozilla love, as the Android version of Firefox 96 is set to receive some decent improvements as well. As Mozilla says in the Android release notes, users can now view highlights of recently visited websites and bookmark images have been improved. There is also the usual range of bug fixes.

While these are fairly minor changes, they make Firefox for Android better and help it compete with Chrome, Brave, Opera, and other Android browser alternatives.

The news came soon after Mozilla became involved in a controversy over accepting crypto donations. The company was forced to step back from its position to accept donations via cryptocurrency, following massive protests by Mozilla co-founder Jamie Zawinsky who criticized the company.

In response, Mozilla promised that it would “take action”, specifically relating to its climate goals.

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