Firefox 49 will drop support for Hello

Hello is an interesting service Mozilla has in Firefox that provides a WebRTC-based alternative to services like Skype. Mozilla has included it in Firefox for some versions but have now decided to drop the Hello addon from the upcoming Firefox 49. Version 49, which is expected to be released in September, will come without support for Hello. Support for the underlying WebRTC technology itself may remain intact.

firefox logo banner Firefox Hello is a WebRTC feature which made its first appearance back in Firefox 34. In recent releases, the functionality of Hello was removed from the browser's code and shipped as a system add-on which was available pre-configured in the browser.

firefox hello button The goal of the Hello feature was to allow the user to make video and voice calls using only a web browser. There was no additional software, plugins or add-ons required.

After September 13, 2016, Firefox Hello will be removed from the stable branch of the browser. Note that beta and developer builds of Firefox already come without Hello.

Are you using Firefox Hello? Will you miss this feature?

2 thoughts on “Firefox 49 will drop support for Hello

  1. Phil

    :(

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  2. dfiction

    :)

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