Firefox Beta is the build for those who like a little bit of jeopardy, but who don’t want to risk everything by trying out Firefox Developer, the early alpha build of Firefox. Firefox Beta gives you a sneak peek at the next version of Firefox six weeks ahead of its final release, offering a relatively stable build that’s not quite ready for primetime, but still pretty solid.
Whereas Firefox Developer installs as a completely separate application alongside your existing Firefox installation, Firebox Beta will replace the stable build. Should you subsequently wish to go back to the safer version, you’ll need to manually download the stable version and install it over the top of the beta build.
Confirm which build you have by selecting About Firefox from the Firefox menu or button (it’s inside the Help menu if using the Firefox button).
Firefox 62 is now in the Beta channel. New features include:
- Display preview image and favicon in the New Bookmark dialog
-Added a Clear Site Data and Cookies button to the identity popup located next to the address bar so as to provide a quick and easy process to delete local data for the visited website
- Three-pane Inspector in Developer Tools separates the rules into its own panel
- New tab page sections such as top sites, highlights, and Pocket can be adjusted to include 1 to 4 rows in the Preferences
- Added Canadian English (en-CA) locale
- Users who disconnect Firefox for desktop from Sync are now offered the option to wipe their personal data from that device (such as bookmarks, passwords, history, cookies, and site data)
- Added a button to the hamburger menu to toggle Tracking Protection on and off
Check out the next version of Firefox before it's released.