It’s been just over a year since we introduced Add-on Collections, a way for anyone to create and share groups of add-ons for Firefox. Today we’re very excited to launch a major update to our add-ons gallery that makes it even easier to spot, save, and share your favorite add-ons.
A video tour of the new features
Mark your favorites and get back to them quickly
Most people use collections to keep track of their favorite add-ons, so we’ve made it one click to favorite an add-on from almost anywhere on the site. You’ll automatically have a private My Favorite Add-ons collection where all of your favorites will be stored.
Instantly add to your existing collections or create new ones
Placing an add-on in any other collection is as easy as favoriting: just click the Add to Collection icon and select its destination. If you want to start a new collection for it, you can do that from anywhere now too!
Easily follow, share, and manage collections
Similarly to add-on listings, it’s now possible to follow, share, and edit collections from anywhere you see them listed in the Collections Directory. We’ve also made the directory navigation easier to understand.
Better collection permissions and URLs
With more than 64,000 collections created in the last 14 months, it can be difficult to find a unique URL for a new collection that isn’t already in use. We’ve changed the URL structure so that all of your collections are under your username and can be called anything you want. Existing owners of collections may want to read our Migration FAQ.
We hope you enjoy these new features and are working hard on many other improvements over the coming months. If you haven’t explored collections yet, now’s a great time.