Although the official announcement has not yet been released, as the latest monthly feature update of the Mozilla web browser, Firefox 93.0 released today is already available for download. The improvements in Firefox this year are not particularly big, but Firefox 93 is considered one of the exciting versions. After previous failed attempts, Firefox 93.0 version finally started to enable AVIF image support by default.
AVIF image support, as an image standard based on the AV1 video codec, provides great bandwidth-saving capabilities. Now, this format can work in the stable version of Firefox. Since August 2020, the AV1 image format has been working in Chrome and has also been supported in other browsers, including WebKit-based browsers and Brave.
In addition to the support for AVIF images, the PDF browser of Firefox 93 now has better support for filling in forms, in addition to the new download protection of unsafe content, and other improvements. In addition, Linux users also need to pay attention to, based on Firefox 93, Canonical is now maintaining an official Firefox Snap software package.
This Firefox Snap also adds support for ARMv7 hard-float and AArch64/ARM64. This is because Ubuntu 21.10 is transitioning to the Snap-based Firefox package as its default browser to replace the traditional Firefox build provided through the Debian package. While waiting for today’s official announcement, the Firefox 93 installation file is already available for download from Mozilla.org.
By the way, I will give you the download address of Firefox 94 Beta 1 that is online today, although the updated content is unknown: