Yahoo and Mozilla Firefox entered into a five-year partnership to allow the former to be the main search engine for the web browser. The change will take place sometime in December and will start in the United States on both mobile and desktop versions of the web browser.
The change in search engines will also come with an improved look on the user interface which features a clean and streamlined design akin to Google search results. This change will only affect users from the United States initially as Russia and China will also be equipped with new localised default search engines. The Russian version of Mozilla Firefox will use Yandex Search and China will use Baidu. Google and other local search engines will remain as alternatives if the user wishes to switch from Yahoo.
Throughout the duration of the alliance, Mozilla Firefox will also support Do Not Track (DNT). DNT allows users to choose how they want their personal info to be collected and used online, enable private browsing mode where their history will not be tracked during the browsing session, and will also feature a Forget Button that allows the user to erase a website from the user’s browsing history.