Mozilla Cancels Pilot Program For Firefox Extension Add-ons Promotion

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Mozilla officially released the “Summary of the Promotional Attachment Pilot Program”, announcing that Mozilla will end the pilot program of the Firefox extension promotion program on January 21, 2021.

In the future, extensions in the Firefox official store will no longer be marked with the “verified” badge, and the browser will no longer warn users when installing extensions that have not been officially verified, according to the report by Ghacks.

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As Research Snipers understands that the Firefox browser extension promotion plan was launched in September 2020. The purpose is to provide developers with a new option. Developers can pay to submit the extension to Mozilla for official review and provide the official exposure. Examined extensions will be marked with a “verified” badge to increase user trust.

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Although the program is free for verification during the pilot period, many developers worry that after the official payment, there will be a monopoly on the promotion of extensions, and individual developers and small developers who lack funds will not be able to expose their extensions.

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