Firefox Suggest FAQ

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What is Firefox Suggest?

Firefox Suggest is a new feature introduced in Firefox version 92 that provides website suggestions as you type into the address bar. It serves as a trustworthy guide to the better web, with relevant suggestions to help you accomplish your goals.

Note: Firefox Suggest is currently available in the United States. For users outside of the US, only local results (browsing history, bookmarks and open tab suggestions) are provided.

What’s on by default?

Firefox already provides suggestions from your default search engine as you type into the address bar. Firefox also shows you address bar autocomplete suggestions based on local data stored on your own computer, such as websites from your browsing history, bookmarks and open tabs. US users will see this local data under a “Firefox Suggest” label in the address bar drop-down list.


In addition to suggestions based on local data, Firefox Suggest results may also include contextual suggestions from the Web and occasional sponsored suggestions from Mozilla's partners, which are also on by default (any sponsored results will be clearly labeled). These are helpful suggestions from Firefox related to your search query and do not require new types of data. These suggestions from Firefox and Mozilla's partners will connect you with content from many sources, including Wikipedia, Pocket articles and product reviews. See this Mozilla blog post to learn more about Firefox Suggest and how it works.

Why would you enable the Improved Firefox Suggest Experience?

Firefox is creating a trustworthy guide to the better web, surfacing relevant information to users as they navigate the web. We're doing so by only collecting the data that we need to operate and update the functionality of Firefox Suggest based on our Lean Data and Data Privacy Principles.

When you enable the improved Firefox Suggest experience, it helps Firefox improve the overall search experience and suggest relevant information for users. To enable these suggestions, click Allow suggestions when you receive our notification prompt or go to the Address Bar — Firefox Suggest section in Firefox settings to choose the types of suggestions that will show in address bar results.

What types of suggestions can I expect in the Address Bar?


  • Search Engine Suggestions: Suggestions from your preferred search engine.
  • Firefox Suggest: Sponsored and non-sponsored suggestions.

What data does Mozilla share with its partners if you allow or enable “Improve the Firefox Suggest Experience”?

Before Firefox shares any data with its partners about which suggestions have been displayed or clicked, it removes personally identifying information, and the data is sent through a Mozilla-owned proxy service rather than directly from your computer. Learn more about how Mozilla handles data.

Who Are Mozilla’s partners and sponsors?

Privacy is fundamental to Mozilla's mission, and we only work with partners that meet our privacy standards for Firefox. For sponsored results, our preferred partner is adMarketplace. We also provide results from Wikipedia. Results from Wikipedia are not sponsored.

How do I manage my Firefox Suggest settings?

You can change the types of suggestions that are displayed at any time. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. In the Menu bar at the top of the screen, click Firefox and then select Preferences or Settings, depending on your macOS version.Click the menu button Fx89menuButton and select Settings.
  2. Select Privacy & SecuritySearch on the left and go down to the Address Bar — Firefox Suggest section.
  3. To enable or disable any setting, click its checkbox or toggle switch.

To learn more about Firefox Suggest settings, see the How to customize Firefox Suggest settings article.

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