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Mozilla will discontinue support for Firefox Lockwise Password Manager in December


Mozilla has told users of its Lockwise password management app that it will officially discontinue support for the app on December 13th. Although the password manager will continue to run after that date, it will no longer receive support or security updates.

Lockwise began its life in 2018 as Lockbox, an open source mobile app for iOS, Android and desktop that gave users access to login credentials and auto-fill passwords stored in the Mozilla Firefox web browser.

Most of these features are now integrated into Firefox on your desktop and / or mobile device, signaling the end of the road for the standalone Lockwise app.

“Mozilla will no longer update and support the Firefox Lockwise app and will no longer be available in the Apple app and Google Play stores,” Mozilla said in an email to users.

“After that date, current Lockwise users can continue to access their saved passwords and password management in Firefox desktop and mobile browsers.”

Android users will instead be able to access the automatic password filling feature offered by the Firefox app, but iOS users will have to wait to gain the ability to manage Firefox passwords throughout the system.

“Firefox for iOS will already sync your saved Lockwise passwords,” Mozilla said in a support article. “Currently, you can only use those within Firefox. Check again for updates in December 2021 on how to use Firefox for iOS as a password manager for the entire system.”

Earlier this month, Mozilla released Firefox 94 for iOS devices, which introduces a new homepage design that adds several quality of life improvements to the browser. Firefox says the new features are designed for “short bursts of online interactions that life is constantly interrupted.”

(Via ZDNet.)

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