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Future of Personas – Round Two

After much feedback about the current Personas integration in Firefox 3.6 I thought I’d update everyone on our current plans for, the Personas feature in Firefox and the Personas Plus add-on.

As stated before, we will be migrating over to (AMO). This will involve redesigning the entire personas section of AMO to make it more interactive and engaging. Our current plan is to support uploading and reviewing personas on AMO at approximately the beginning of May. About a month after that we will turn off uploading personas on and offer a migration flow to move over your account and personas to AMO. Two to three months after that we will shut down (un-migrated accounts will most likely be automatically migrated, we’re still working on the process for this).

After that AMO will be the definitive source for personas. It will include features such as collections, a much improved upload flow and review tools, tagging, reviews, ratings and detailed statistics. The personas experience on AMO will be an order of magnitude better than on

Here are two in-progress designs for personas on AMO for your viewing pleasure:

Persona detail page:

Persona category page:

Personas Plus

Personas Plus will be continually updated and improved upon. Our current plan is to implement the ability to apply a persona while using a theme in the next release. This has been our number one request and we’ve heard you 🙂 . We also have plans to use Personas Plus to test new features such as dynamic personas, ability to change buttons and window or tab specific personas.


The personas feature in Firefox will continue to evolve with each release. Features that work well and are successful in the Personas Plus add-on may be uplifted into Firefox itself.

The Personas team is working hard to improve the overall Personas experience and is listening to your suggestions. To keep up to date you can read this blog, follow us on Twitter, contribute to our Get Satisfaction group or discuss Personas in our Google Group. Thanks!

2 comments on “Future of Personas – Round Two”

  1. Jivko wrote on

    It would be great if you make custom themes install without restart like you did with Personas.Can you do that too?

    1. pjdkrunkt wrote on

      Finally reverting to allow non-default themes!!!! 5 months is FOREVER when it comes to user preference.

      @ Jivko try this: