Mozilla has announced that its open source web browser, Firefox will soon be compatible with Virtual Reality(VR) headsets. The latest version of the browser dubbed as Firefox 55 will include WebVR, the technology that puts VR into a web browser. The new version will add support for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Firefox isn’t the first one to add VR functionality to its browser; Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge added web based VR support to their browsers in February and April this year respectively.


Other than VR support, the latest version of the browser includes Firefox Screenshots– a new way to capture images on the screen, edit and export them in a shareable format without leaving your browser. Mozilla writes,”With Firefox Screenshots, you can easily capture elements on the screen, an arbitrary region, the visible page or the complete page including parts scrolled off the screen.” Screenshots expire within two weeks unless manually set to last longer.

The updated version of the browser, Firefox 55 starts rolling out today i.e. August 8.

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