Mozilla is planning to launch a premium version of Firefox this October

Mozilla thinks we’re ready to pay to use the browser. The company says it is planning to launch a premium version of its Firefox browser later this year.

These plans were revealed by the company’s CEO, Chris Beard, during an interview with German media outlet T3N. The premium version of Mozilla will be launched in October according to the CEO.

Details about the pricing are still scanty and the premium plans of Mozilla are actually not yet public. Chris during the interview was also clear that there’s no plan to charge users for current features that are free:

‘’So, what we want to clarify is that there is no plan to charge money for things that are now free. So we will roll out a subscription service and offer a premium level. And the plan is to introduce the first one this year, towards fall. We aim for October.’’

Asked how a premium offer of Mozilla will look like. The CEO  ‘’We also tested VPN. We can tell if you’re on a public Wi-Fi network and want to do online banking and say, “Wow, you really should use VPN.” You can imagine we’ll offer a solution that gives us all a certain amount of free VPN Bandwidth and then offer a premium level over a monthly subscription.

‘’We want to add more subscription services to our mix and focus more on the relationship with the user to become more resilient in business issues.’’ he said.

Does a privacy-focused premium version of Firefox sound enticing to you?

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