Social integration in Firefox is here and ready for Firefox Beta testing! For the last few months Mozilla has been building the Social API, a way to allow users to plug in their favourite social sites into Firefox. The latest Firefox beta means that users can start testing the first Social API with Facebook Messenger for Firefox.
When turning on social integration, users will see a sidebar of social news and chat, appear on the right hand side of the browser window. This stays open while the user browses the Web, meaning there is no need to switch between or open a new tab and/or window.
Users also receive the ability to share the page they’re visiting with a single click in the address bar.
The Social API does not affect a user’s privacy settings or allow social sites to see what they’re doing online, unless the user explicitly decides to share it.
For more information on the Social API: