Mozilla announced the new Firefox 65 as early as December when this version entered the beta phase. Official promotion comes soon, as the company announced that tomorrow Firefox 65 will be available to users around the world.
Although the stable version of Firefox 65 began to appear a few days earlier, the new version will be officially released tomorrow and will be available for Windows, Mac and Linux users.
Firefox 65 will add support for the WebP image format, which is created by Google and should offer better compression of PNG and JPEG images with the same image quality data that are 25% to 34% smaller. Here is the support for the AV1 video codec, with a compression that is twice as effective as that of the H.264.
The Google Chrome browser, which is the biggest rival to Mozilla Firefox, already supports both formats, while Microsoft Edge supports WebP format and has beta support for AV1 via browser extensions.
Among the other changes in Firefox 65 is the Handoff on Mac option, which allows the extension of the video to the iPhone or iPad where the user stopped on his Mac. In addition, there is an option for simplified content blocking, security improvements for Linux, Android and Mac users, and many others.