One of the world’s most famous web browsers, Firefox, has announced that it will end support for its password manager application next month. For online forms, the browser itself will receive tool features such as providing access to saved passwords and performing automated tasks. The non-profit organization in the US after Firefox, which has 200 million users worldwide, the transfer was announced last week by Mozilla.
Support for Firefox Lockwise, an iOS and Android application that lets users manage passwords across mobile and desktop, will end on December 13th.
“You will not be able to install or re-install Firefox Lockwise from the App Store or Google Play Store,” Mozilla said.
“IOS 1.8.1 and Android 4.0.3 versions will be the final releases for Firefox Lockwise.
The application may continue to run on your device, but will no longer receive support or security updates. ”
After shutdown, Firefox users can continue to access passwords stored in the Firefox desktop and mobile browsers, Mozilla said.
Currently, however, those passwords can only be accessed through the Firefox browser.
That means if you want to login to the Facebook iOS application, for example, you will have to first open Firefox to copy and paste the password.
Mozilla says it is working on a version of the Firefox application that will allow it to act as a password manager throughout the system.
Lockbox launches in 2018 and gives users a way to access saved passwords and perform automated exercises on iOS, Android, and desktop apps.
It later became a Firefox extension but only a handful of netizens used it. Most of its basic functions have been added to Firefox applications.