Firefox has officially released the Firefox Hello WebRTC client in its Firefox 34 Beta release, allowing Firefox users to engage in audio and video chats with others directly via their browsers. The Firefox Hello is powered by the TokBox OpenTok real-time communications platform by a subsidiary of Telefonica. Firefox Hello is free to use, allows users to connect with anyone who has a WebRTC-enabled browser such as Firefox, Chrome or Opera and most importantly doesn’t require signing up for an account, said Firefox.
According to Firefox, the platform creates a window for each conversation with a shareable, unique URL which enables both communicating parties to communicate over video and audio. Users can also create multiple conversations and name them for different topics, making it easier for them to go back to the people they have been speaking to regularly without having to create a new link each time. This is similar to how conversation 'threads' on today's chat or messaging applications.
The Firefox 34 beta release also allows Firefox account integration which syncs contact lists. In addition, Firefox said that the Firefox 34 also gives users in US an option to drop Google as the default search engine and gives Mac fans the ability to play native H.264 video.