Mozilla's web browser will soon become compatible with virtual reality headsets, as Firefox's big update Tuesday adds support for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Dubbed Firefox 55 and launching August 8, the upgraded web browser will now include WebVR — the platform that allows web browsers to function with VR headsets like the Rift and Vive.
Competitors like Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome added WebVR support earlier this year, making Firefox not too far behind the trend of adding support for VR content over the web.
However, VR isn't the only feature coming to Firefox 55. In addition to the usual stability and security updates, the latest version of Firefox will also include Firefox Screenshots — a new way to capture images on your screen, edit them and then export them in a shareable format without leaving your browser.
While expected to debut tomorrow, it's worth noting that Firefox 55 may still take some time to roll out to everyone. That said, it should finish well before September 26, when the next major update of Firefox is expected to release.
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