Shipping Some Firefox Features Outside of the Release Cycle

Four years ago, we updated the Firefox release process to the Train Model to move at the speed of the Web. More recently we improved the process further. We are now adding a mechanism to ship some features in Firefox even faster. This means it will take even less time for Firefox innovation and improvements to reach users.

Some features will now be shipped between release cycles, starting with Firefox Hello Beta. These modules are built into Firefox and delivered similarly to add-ons. This allows them to be updated more-frequently than the standard Firefox Rapid Release cycle.

This won’t interfere with our release cycle, which will still be used for most significant updates and users will only notice that some features, like Hello, are updated more frequently.

This is part of our ongoing commitment to continue delivering uncompromised quality in Firefox.