Firefox Focus adds Face ID to keep your iPhone X browsing locked down

Mozilla has updated its privacy-focused Firefox Focus web browser for iOS to support the Face ID security tech.

Available from today, the new version of the app will give users the option to hide their open web pages behind the facial recognition technology available in the iPhone X.

The Firefox Focus browser already supported Touch ID, but today’s update adds support for Apple’s most recent biometric security feature (via Engadget). In order to enable the feature you’ll need to head into the settings and find the “Use your Touch/Dace ID to unlock app.”

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Firefox Focus is designed is designed to ensure users can enjoy private browsing while accessing the web. Users can block all trackers and easily erase their browsing with the touch of a button at the end of their session. There’s no history and no menus. The app helps block content within the Safari browser on an iOS device.

Here’s how Mozilla describes the app: “We live in an age where too many users have lost trust and lack meaningful controls over their digital lives. For some users, it seems as though your web activities can follow you everywhere – across devices, across accounts. To make matters worse, the web can often feel cluttered. That’s why we are introducing Firefox Focus. For the times when you don’t want to leave a record on your phone.”

Mozilla also offers the app for Android devices, but there’s no support for various facial or retina recognition scanners. However the update “Find in Page” feature that enables users to discover content within a web page is available in both updates. Here’s how you can download the updates for iOS and Android.

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