Firefox 87 Released With Privacy Improvements But Backs Out AVIF

Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 23 March 2021 at 11:21 AM EDT. 33 Comments
Mozilla Firefox 87.0 is out today as the newest release of this open-source, cross-platform web browser.

Firefox 87 continues the ongoing trend of privacy and security improvements. Firefox 87 uses Mozilla's new default HTTP Referrer policy, less website breakage when running in Privacy Browsing and Strict Enhanced Tracking Protection, and a variety of other improvements. Firefox 87.0 also comes with various accessibility improvements, full support for the macOS screen reader, and many bug fixes.

Originally slated to be in Firefox 87 was AVIF image decoding support.

Unfortunately though last month they backed out of that change for the later beta releases and now for Firefox 87 official. Due to remaining bugs, they disabled that AVIF image support but looks like they will try to have that support all squared away for Firefox 89.

Downloads and more details on Firefox 87 at
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