Firefox 72.0 is the latest stable version of the web browser; it was first released on January 7, 2020 which makes it the first stable release of the web browser in 2020. The next stable release, Firefox 73.0, is scheduled to be unveiled on February 11, 2020.
All Firefox channels are updated around the same time; this means that Firefox Beta, Dev and Nightly, as well as Firefox ESR will also receive updates. Firefox Beta and Dev are moved to version 73.0, Firefox Nightly to version 74.0, and Firefox ESR to version 68.4.
The official release date for Firefox 72.0 is January 7, 2020. Users will be able to download and install the new version of Firefox on that day, or use the built-in automatic update functionality to get Firefox updated automatically.
Note: the browser may not be available officially at the time of writing but it will become available later on January 7, 2020.
Once released, you may run a manual check for updates in Firefox by selecting Menu > Help > About Firefox. Firefox opens a new window that runs a check for update and either suggests to download and install it, or does to automatically.
The following pages list direct downloads for supported Firefox channels.
Making notification requests less disruptive
Many sites display notification requests to users to be able to send push notifications to the users system. Designed as a way to update users, the feature has been abused by a lot of sites that display requests the moment the page is loaded requiring users to interact with the request.
That's a bad user experience and browser makers decided to tone this down to improve the experience. Instead of displaying the popup prompt, Firefox displays an icon in the address bar instead if the user did not interact with the page prior to the notification request firing.
Regular notification prompts are displayed if the user interact with the site, e.g. if a link or button was clicked on the page and the notification request fires after that.
Firefox for Android
Security updates are revealed after the official release of the web browser. You find the information published here.
Additional information / sources
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