How to install add-ons on Firefox for Android

When Mozilla released a redesigned version of Firefox for Android a few years ago, it only supported a few add-ons for compatibility purposes. To date, the restoration of full add-on support has not been completed. However, the good news is that it is possible to install any add-on on Firefox for Android via an alternative. The following article shows you how.

1. Go to the Firefox add-on website and sign in with your Firefox account.

2. Click the username in the upper right corner of the screen and then click View My Collections .

3. Click Create Collection.

4. Enter a name and a brief description of the collection. Ideally, you should have a name without numbers or spaces. Or, you can replace spaces with dashes. Custom URL is a special link to that collection.

Note : All collections are public and can be viewed by anyone.

5. Record the collection name and the 8-digit number or ID displayed in the address bar of the collection URL page. For example, the name of this collection is “Favorites” and the 8-digit unique ID is “13590312”.

1. Tap the Menu button and then tap Settings.

2. Scroll down and tap About Firefox Beta .

3. Tap the Firefox icon 5 times. It will show a message saying Debug Menu Enabled .

4. When you return to the Settings screen, you will see a new option in the Advanced section called Custom Add-on collection .

5. In the pop-up window that appears, enter the Collection Owner (ie an 8-digit unique ID) and the Collection name.

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6. You will see the message Add-on collection modified. Quitting the app to apply the changes . Firefox browser will automatically close.

7. Open the browser again and tap the menu button, then tap the Add-ons option to see the add-ons you’ve added to the collection via PC. Here you can see the used add-ons.

8. To install any add-on, tap the (+) button and then select Add.

Note : Currently, you cannot download add-ons from Bitbucket or GitHub.

Next, refer to our list of tried and tested add-ons that you can install on the Firefox for Android browser.