Firefox continues to present itself as one of today's best browsers, continuing to receive constant updates that bring major performance improvements.
Now, in an interview with T3N, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has revealed that they have plans to launch a premium subscription as early as October. This subscription is intended for users who want access to even more features and tools.
Free Firefox Won't Miss Any Functionality
The CEO of Mozilla was keen to point out that the implementation of this paid subscription, the traditional (free) version of Firefox will remain unchanged. That is, no features will be removed / blocked.
Possible additions to Firefox's premium plan
Bear did not reveal much of what they will have to offer with this paid Firefox service, saying only that some of the extras might include VPN services and cloud storage integration.
This premium service arrives with the goal of satisfying users looking for even more advanced features, as well as generating extra revenue for Mozilla.
The company currently has two main ways to monetize its popular browser. The vast majority of revenue comes from Google (search engine) and Pocket (bookmark management).
A risky strategy if the free version moves to the background
While the CEO made sure that the traditional version of Firefox will remain unchanged, no mention was made of future features.
We recently saw this browser receive numerous features that came with the goal of increasing the level of privacy and security of users.
As this is an increasingly important focus in this competitive market, hopefully future features will not end up being exclusive to premium members.
If Mozilla started to "slow down" the arrival of new features in the free version of Firefox, they would surely see the number of active users plummeting, giving Google Chrome even more advantage.
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