Mozilla is a step closer to launching the future of browser extensions

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Mozilla Firefox is to add support for Manifest v3-based web browser extensions to its online store.

Originally proposed (opens in new tab) by Google in 2018, Manifest v3 (MV3) is a software architecture revision trailed by the tech giant as one of the “most significant shifts in the extensions platform since it launched a decade ago”.

Google promised the new tech will give users “enhancements in security, privacy, and performance” and will enable them to “use more contemporary open web technologies such as service workers and promises”.

When will the change take effect?
From Monday, …