Three new Firefox Test Pilot experiments are now available

Mozilla's Test Pilot team has made available three new experiments for Firefox which extend the power of the browser in several different ways. The new experiments join those previously added, bringing the total to six experiments.

The first experiment, dubbed "Send", doesn't require Firefox, and as such, Mozilla has branded it a 'Web Experiment' rather than a 'Firefox Experiment', but it is part of the Test Pilot programme nonetheless. With Send, users can upload files up to 1GB which can then be shared to other users. Files are encrypted client-side so even Mozilla can't tell what the file is; and once the recipient receives the file, the link will self-destruct.

Next up is "Voice Fill", which is Mozilla's attempt to bring support for Speech to Text (STT) functionality to Firefox. Voice Fill will be accessible on Google, Yahoo and DuckDuckGo search pages, and will expand to more sites as the experiment advances. Your input will help teach Mozilla's AI to learn what you're saying. If you're cautious of your privacy, be aware that Mozilla will keep any audio snippets sent to it for the purpose of improving its service.

The third experiment is "Notes". This is similar to the note widgets present in various browsers, such as Vivaldi. Right now it is quite basic, occupying a sidebar with a few formatting options to start.

Mozilla has added these capabilities to the Test Pilot programme to get feedback for ideas about what new features to add. The company already plans to add support for syncing across your Firefox browsers.

Once the experiments come to an end, Mozilla will write up a report on the respective experiment pages. Some experiments will meet a dead end while others get turned into extensions; some even get integrated into Firefox.

Source: Mozilla

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