Mozilla is renaming Firefox accounts to Mozilla accounts

By admin

Mozilla
ORG

announced

today
DATE

that it is renaming Firefox accounts to

Mozilla
ORG

accounts.

One
CARDINAL

of the main purposes of a

Firefox
ORG

account is the synchronization of data between different

Firefox
ORG

installations on the same or different devices.

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Mozilla
ORG

explains that it made sense to use the term

Firefox
ORG

accounts in the beginning, as the main focus lay on the

Firefox
ORG

web browser and its functionality. The organization created or acquired several services and products since then, including

Pocket, Fakespot, Firefox Monitor
ORG

or

Mozilla VPN
PRODUCT

.

Not all of these products fly under the

Firefox
ORG

brand. The new name,

Mozilla
ORG

accounts, reflects the wide range of products and services better. Its intention is to "create a more consistent brand experience across all

Mozilla
ORG

surfaces, driving higher awareness of the portfolio of

Mozilla
ORG

products", according to

Mozilla
ORG

.

Firefox account users do not have to do anything. The transition to

Mozilla
ORG

accounts is automated and affects the name and branding only. Users continue to sign-in with their email address and password like before, and all account data and subscriptions are retained in the process and thereafter.


Mozilla
ORG

explains further that users who signed-in using

Google
ORG

or

Apple
ORG

credentials may continue to do so after the change has been made.

Firefox users will still interact with the URL accounts.firefox.com, as it "ensures a smooth and familiar customer experience". Emails will also continue to come from

[email protected]
NORP

and not from another address. This too "ensures consistency" and helps "identify official correspondence".

In short: Firefox accounts will undergo a branding change to

Mozilla
ORG

accounts. The change affects the brand and its visibility only, and not user credentials, interactions with sites or email addresses, or user data.


Mozilla
ORG

plans to launch the rebranding on

November 1, 2023
DATE

.

Closing Words

The renaming of

Firefox
ORG

accounts to

Mozilla
ORG

accounts is just a branding change. Nothing changes for users, as all endpoints and points of communication remain exactly as they were before.

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Summary Article Name Mozilla is renaming Firefox accounts to

Mozilla
ORG

accounts

Description Mozilla
ORG

announced

today
DATE

that it is renaming Firefox accounts to

Mozilla
ORG

accounts. Here is what that means to users. Author

Martin Brinkmann
PERSON

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