5 Reasons to Quit Google Chrome and Use Mozilla Firefox Instead

When Chrome is so far the most used browser on the internet, it’s far from being the best. Firefox from Mozilla is one such option to consider for your daily use. Compared to Chrome, Firefox has additional built-in features and is more focused on privacy. And unlike other Chrome competitors, it’s one of the few browsers that isn’t built on the Chromium web engine.

Read along as I give you the top five solid reasons why you should quit Chrome and adopt Firefox as your daily browser.

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1. AutoPlay Blocking on Websites

An annoyance for many people using Chrome is the auto-playing videos on the websites they visit. On some of those sites, the videos will pop up no matter where you are on that page until you close it out. On Chrome, you can install third-party plugins to block those annoying auto-play videos, or better yet, use Firefox, which has the inbuilt feature.

To block autoplay on videos using Firefox,

  • Step 1: Click on the hamburger icon in the top right-hand corner and select Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Privacy & Security, scroll down to “Permissions” and choose “Settings” on Autoplay to Block both Audio and Videos on Every Website. By default, the settings block out all audio.

2. Better Privacy

No one will ever say with a straight face that Chrome is great for privacy. The whole business model is based on gathering your private data so that they can tailor-make ads. Firefox, on the other hand, blocks third-party cookies and trackers by default. It also blocks fingerprinting, which tracks and collects information about your device or PC hardware, software, add-ons, fonts installed, web browsers, and preferences. Firefox has rolled out a “Total Cookie Protection” feature which blocks tracking companies from following you around from site to site, keeping those cookies only for those websites for which they were created, reducing the data they have on you.

Total Cookie protection is active by default as the preferred browser privacy settings. To customize Firefox browser privacy settings,

  • Step 1: Click on the hamburger icon in the top right-hand corner and select Settings.
  • Step 2: Select Privacy & Security, on the first option of “Browser Privacy“. You can choose to customize your preferences on the types of cookies to track and use the “Standard” settings or “Strict” option Firefox offers.

3. FireFox Has Unique Extensions

Speaking of extensions, Chrome does offer you more than Firefox. But the ones you will use on
Chrome, they are also available on Firefox. The two unique extensions I found useful on Firefox
that isn’t available on Chrome are Firefox Relay and “Firefox Multi-Account Containers“.

The multi-accounts containers allow you to log into multiple accounts on separate tabs within
the browser. Like more than one social media account. Firefox relays give you temporary emails
with alias that can be forwarded to your real email address and you use them to signup for
newsletters or when you don’t feel like giving out your real email address.

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READ ALSO: How to Block Notification Requests From Websites on Firefox, Chrome, and Edge

4. Firefox is Open Source

While Chrome is built on the open source Chromium web engine, the browser itself isn’t open
source making it difficult for independent activists to inspect the code. On the other hand,
Firefox is 100% open source and supported by a community of a thousand developers.

5. Mobile Extension

Have you wished that the mobile chrome app had extensions and support like the web browser? Well, keep on wishing, probably it’ll never happen.

With the Firefox mobile app for Andriod, you can now add extensions to make the browsing experience more enjoyable. To add extensions to Firefox mobile app, tap on the breadcrumb hamburger in the bottom left corner and select “Add Ons”.

And that’s it for our list of top 5 reasons why we think Mozilla Firefox is better, ultimately, your choice of browser is up to you. Are you ready to make the switch? Share with us in the comment section.


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