Are you active in social media? If you’re using the Firefox browser, there are many extensions that will save you time, connect better with your audience, and boost your overall experience. The following is our shortlisted selection of some of the best Firefox addons for social media enthusiasts. Each has been verified for delivering what it promises and is quite easy to use.
1. Facebook Container
For those active on the social scene, using Facebook is easier as a login option. This has a few privacy implications, as Facebook can track your browsing activity beyond Facebook.com. Its like and share buttons can track even the sites you did not sign in to with your Facebook account.
Facebook Container is a useful extension that silos your Facebook identity into a separate “container,” a feature already present in Firefox. This lets you enjoy Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger on your computer separately from the rest of the Web.
Learn more about how to use Facebook Containers.
2. Google Translator for Firefox
On social media, it’s pretty common to run into foreign text. Instead of opening a new tab, it’s easier to use Google Translate. Firefox has a built-in Google Translate option that can be quickly turned on to translate blocks of text as well as entire web pages.
3. Pinterest Save Button
Pinterest is an easier way to keep track of all your online browsing content without filling the bookmarks bar. Anything you want to save simply has to be “pinned” for instant access anytime.
Firefox’s official Pinterest Save button is a handy tool for any social web user. The image or the browser tab becomes red, and you can keep pinning as much as you want. For your creative self, check out a “more like this” feature that lets you discover new visually-interesting ideas by simply hovering near an image.
Do you frequently share links and URLs on your social media accounts? Bit.ly is a reliable URL shortening app which most recipients are familiar with. Just sign in once using your Facebook, Google, or Twitter accounts (or create a Bit.ly account), and you can create as many unique shortened URLs as you need.
The link is automatically copied to your clipboard and ready to be pasted on any social media site. You also have a paid option to upgrade your Bit.ly account and get your own short domain to display a “branded” link. As it stands, Bit.ly is very popular with social media advertisers.
5. Twitter as a Sidebar
For those of us who are frequent Twitter users, it is unimaginable to miss an update, mention, or like from our favorite Twitteratis. If you don’t mind multitasking, check out this innovative sidebar app that restricts all your Twitter updates to one neat singular column.
6. Emoji Cheatsheet
Love them or hate them, emojis may have become the official language of the Internet. If you’re running out of emoji styles to describe a specific mood or reaction, Emoji Cheatsheet just may give you the perfect idea. The emojis you click are automatically saved to your clipboard so that you can paste it on any social media site. All these emojis are supported on GitHub and BaseCamp.
7. Video Downloader for Facebook
Whether you are enjoying a video shared by a friend or catching the latest stream on a Facebook channel, you may be looking for an easy way to download the video. Facebook’s official video downloader lets you achieve the task with just one simple click. The videos are available in SD and HD format.
Do you enjoy watching videos together with your friends? Watch2Gether is an official Firefox extension which lets you collect videos from YouTube, Vimeo, and many other hosting sites. Share them in your browser for an authentic combined social experience.
9. Messenger for Google Hangouts
Joining a Google Hangouts call is very easy on the Firefox browser window itself. This extension works in a breeze directing your audio and video conversations as well as chats in a single panel.
Which are your favorite social media-related extensions on Firefox? Please share those in the comments.