The latest version of Firefox is here, bringing an updated, easier-to-use search bar and a signup-free, no-plugin-required video chat feature.
In Firefox 34, when you search for something in the search bar, you can click on a search engine’s button to search directly on that site, rather than having to open up a different dropdown menu. It’s a small change, but a convenient one.
Arguably cooler is the new Firefox Hello feature, which allows you to start an instant video chat with anyone, on any browser, with no signup or extra plugins required. Just click the Firefox Hello button (if you don’t have it, here’s how to find it), send the link to your friend, and when they click it, you’ll get a video chat session right away. It works with any browser that supports WebRTC (such as Chrome and Opera), and in our tests performed very well. In fact, it’s one of the most convenient ways to start a video chat we’ve ever seen — as long as one party is using Firefox.
You don’t need to sign up or install a plugin to get it working, though if you sign up, you can manage a list of contacts (or import them from Google). Check out the link for more info on the latest update.
Firefox Notes (34.0) [Mozilla]