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Firefox to Get Official Browser Sync: Weave Graduates from Mozilla Labs

Mozilla just announced that Weave, the organization’s experimental browser sync addon, has graduated from Mozilla Labs and is now part of the official Firefox roadmap. The name of the product has been changed to “Firefox Sync” and Mozilla expects it to become a default feature of Firefox in “an upcoming major release.” Firefox Sync allows users to sync their bookmarks, preferences, browser history, passwords and tabs between different computers. Mozilla also added a few new features to Firefox Sync that will make it easier for new users to start using the addon.

The sign-up and setup process of Sync is now considerably more streamlined that in the earlier versions of Weave. You can now also access all your remote tabs with the help of a single button. The addon is available in more than 15 languages including German, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. Opera and Chrome already feature a similar synchronization features as a core part of their browsers.

From Weave to Firefox Sync

Mozilla first announced Weave in December 2007. Since then, the organization introduced a number of additional betas. The basic idea behind Weave – to allow users to easily sync their browser data between different machines – has remained the same. If anything, Mozilla’s plans to allow users to manage more aspects of their online identities in the browser makes Firefox Sync an even more important part of Mozilla’s ecosystem.

Just last week, Mozilla also announced that it has been working on an iPhone app that will allow users to access their browsing history and tabs from their most recent browser session on Apple’s platform.

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