Mozilla announced today the upcoming launch of its paid VPN (virtual private network) service in the next few weeks when it exits beta testing. The product will officially roll out as Mozilla VPN, ditching its original Firefox Private Network brand.
The Firefox Private Network service was first introduced in September of last year as a browser extension as part of Mozilla's Test Pilot program for users in the U.S. Then earlier this year, it was expanded into an app available on Android, Windows, and Chrome OS. Mozilla revealed some insights it gathered during the testing phase. The company said:
"We started working with a small group of you and learned a lot. With the VPN in your hands, we confirmed some of our initial hypotheses and identified important priorities for the future. For example, over 70% of early Beta-testers say that the VPN helps them feel empowered, safe, and independent while being online. In addition, 83% of early Beta-testers found the VPN easy to use."
Mozilla VPN will be made available on Windows, Android, and iOS at $4.99 per month for a limited time when it becomes an official product. It will offer protection for up to five devices on those operating systems. However, it will only be available in the U.S. at first, with plans to expand the service to other regions later this year. The service will also launch on macOS in the future, following requests by beta testers.