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Mozilla Ends Support for Firefox Lockwise Password Manager


Mozilla announced last week via a support article that its Firefox Lockwise password manager app will end of life on December 13. The final versions are 1.8.1 (iOS) and 4.0.3 (Android) and cannot be downloaded or reinstalled after this date.

What started in 2018 as a small, experimental mobile app called Lockbox ended up offering a way to access saved passwords and perform autofills on iOS, Android, and desktop devices to a small number of fans. Firefox enthusiasts. The app was also later adapted as a Firefox extension. It looked like he was likely to stick around for the long haul.

The Lockwise app login screen in iOS advertises other active Mozilla products such as Mozilla VPN and Firefox Monitor.

The support article recommends that users continue to access passwords using native Firefox browsers on desktop and mobile. In a note added to the support site, Mozilla suggests that later in December, the Firefox iOS app will have the ability to manage Firefox passwords system-wide. The note alludes to the fact that Mozilla adopted the features of Lockwise and eventually integrated them into Firefox browser apps natively on all platforms.

With many layoffs last year, it’s no surprise that Mozilla continues to streamline the projects it keeps on its plate. Over the years, the company scrapped the team that built the operating system behind the late Firefox phone, shut down its file transfer tool, and created its Thunderbird messaging platform.

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