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This article describes why and how extension recommendations are made, including how to turn off recommendations.
This article describes why and how extension recommendations are made, including how to turn off recommendations.

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{for not fx65}[[T:update fx desktop]]{/for} [[Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox|Extensions]] allow you to add features to Firefox to customize your browsing experience. Extensions are software programs, most often developed by a third party, that modify the way Firefox works. Beginning in [[Find what version of Firefox you are using|Firefox version]] 65, Firefox might occasionally recommend extensions based on websites you visit or ways you engage with the browser. __TOC__ =Why is this specific extension being recommended to me?= [[Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox|Extensions]] enable you to add new features to Firefox. They’re like apps for the browser, and they can make the tasks you do online simpler and more efficient. Extensions do things like protect passwords, download videos, find deals, block annoying ads, and much more. Empowering users to customize their browsing experience to fit their needs, as well as their personal tastes, is an important part of Firefox. Firefox might occasionally recommend extensions based on websites you visit or ways you engage with the browser. Recommendations are designed to introduce Firefox users to noteworthy extensions. <!-- The following is from https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1502457#c2-->This feature does not affect your privacy and shares no data with third party sites. Firefox is recommending an extension based how often you visit the website and will make the recommendation while you're visiting the site. The webite is unaware of the recommendation and no data is exchanged. When Firefox recommends an extension for a website you visit, you'll see a {button Recommendation} button in the address bar. When you click the address bar button you can view the recommendation, add the extension or learn more. Here’s an example: [[Image:Fx65ExtensionRecommendation-dropdown]] =How are extensions selected?= Extensions are selected for recommendation through a thorough editorial and review process. Recommended extensions are exceptional extensions that are hand-selected by Mozilla’s editorial team. These extensions meet Mozilla’s highest standards for functionality, user experience, and security. Extension developers cannot pay for placement in the recommendation program, and Firefox does not receive any compensation as a result of this process. Recommendations are strictly intended to provide a better browsing experience for Firefox users. =Who benefits from these recommendations?= Ideally, Firefox users like you will benefit. Recommendations are strictly intended to provide a better browsing experience for Firefox users. As described above, extension developers cannot pay for placement in the recommendation program and Firefox does not receive any compensation as a result of this process. =How do I opt out of recommendations in Firefox?= When you view a recommendation, you can click on ''Not Now'' to dismiss it or you can opt out of recommendations using the drop-down menu: [[Image:Fx65Recommendations-DontShowMe]] *Choose ''Don't Show Me This Recommendation'' to opt out of the specific recommendation. *Choose ''Manage Recommendation Settings'' to open your Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page, where you can turn off all recommendations. You can opt out of all recommendations at any time, through the Firefox [[T:optionsorpreferences]] page. #[[T:optionspreferences]] #In the {menu General} panel, go down to the '''Browsing''' section. #;[[Image:Fx64RecommendExtensions]] #Uncheck the box next to ''Recommend extensions as you browse''. =How do I learn more about extensions?= Visit [https://addons.mozilla.org addons.mozilla.org (AMO)] to explore thousands of extensions and themes. Most extensions and themes are created by independent developers from all over world.
{for not fx65}[[T:update fx desktop]]{/for} You may have noticed that Firefox occasionally recommends features and extensions to you while you browse, and that these recommendations may be specific to the particular website you are on at the time or relevant to your current task. That’s because, beginning in [[Find what version of Firefox you are using|Firefox version]] 65, Firefox might suggest extensions based on websites you visit. Starting in Firefox version 67, Firefox might also recommend features, based on ways you engage with the browser. These recommendations are intended to help you browse better and complete tasks more efficiently. Mozilla does not receive a copy of your browser history or share your data with third party sites to make these recommendations. The entire process of identifying browsing patterns and matching appropriate features or extensions takes place locally, in your copy of Firefox. __TOC__ =Why is this specific feature or extension being recommended to me?= Firefox might occasionally recommend features or extensions as you browse. Recommendations are intended to introduce you to new or existing noteworthy tools that will improve your experience. We designed this recommendation system to preserve your privacy. We recommend a feature or extension based on how often you visit a website, and we make the recommendation while you're visiting the site. However, the website is unaware of the recommendation and neither Firefox nor Mozilla receives or shares data about your browsing history with any third party sites or the website you are visiting. When Firefox recommends a feature and extension for a website you visit, you'll see a Recommendation button in the address bar. When you click the address bar button you can view the recommendation, add the extension or try the feature, and learn more: ;[[Image:recommendation button]] =What kinds of features and extensions do you recommend?= Firefox may recommend a variety of features, including browser tools and extensions. '''Browser tools''' are discrete tools built directly into the browser, like [[Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and just a click away|Pin Tabs]]. Firefox contains a lot of different tools that can improve your browsing experience and workflows through customization and efficiency gains. The recommendation feature aims to expose you to tools you may not be aware of but could find useful. [[Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox|Extensions]] allow you to add features to Firefox to customize your browsing experience. Extensions are software programs, most often developed by a third party, that modify the way Firefox works. They’re like apps for the browser, and they can make the tasks you do online simpler and more efficient. Extensions do things like protect passwords, download videos, find deals, block annoying ads, and much more. Empowering users to customize their browsing experience to fit their needs, as well as their personal tastes, is an important part of Firefox. =How are features and extensions selected?= Features and extensions are selected for recommendation through a thorough review process. All recommendations are exceptional tools or extensions that are hand-selected by Mozilla’s product and editorial teams based upon functionality, user experience, and security. Extension developers may be third party developers. They cannot pay for placement in the recommendation program, and Firefox does not receive any compensation as a result of this process. Recommendations are strictly intended to provide a better browsing experience for you. =Who benefits from these recommendations?= Ideally, Firefox users like you will benefit. Recommendations are strictly intended to provide a better browsing experience. We believe that the recommended features and extensions offer unique value, making the browser even more personal and useful. =How do I opt out of recommendations in Firefox?= When you view a recommendation, you can click on {button Not Now} to dismiss it or you can opt out of recommendations using the drop-down menu: ;[[Image:recommendation dropdown]] *'''Don't Show Me This Recommendation''' opts out of the specific recommendation. *'''Manage Recommendation Settings''' opens your Firefox [[Template:optionsorpreferences]] page, where you can turn off all recommendations. You can opt out of all recommendations at any time, through the Firefox ''[[Template:optionsorpreferences]]'' page. #[[Template:optionspreferences]] #In the ''General'' panel, go down to the ''Browsing'' section. #Uncheck the box next to ''Recommend extensions as you browse''{for fx67} and the box next to ''Recommend features as you browse''{/for}. #;{for not fx67}[[Image:Fx65Settings-RecommendExtensions]]{/for} {for fx67}[[Image:recommendations 67]]{/for} =How do I learn more about features and extensions?= To learn more about the Pin Tab feature, see [[Pinned Tabs - keep favorite websites open and just a click away]]. To learn more about extensions, visit [https://addons.mozilla.org addons.mozilla.org (AMO)]. You’ll find thousands of extensions and themes, most of which are created by independent developers from all over world.

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