Firefox Private Network beta is shifting from free to paid access
In fall of 2019, Firefox developer Mozilla launched a beta version of its Mozilla VPN browser extension and virtual private network service. Thought it's been offered for free since then, that will soon change.
Mozilla laid out its next steps for the Firefox Private Network in an official blog post. In it, the announcement was made that the browser extension will be moving from free to paid subscription access for the next phase of the beta testing period. The plan is to make this transition available first in the United States before later rolling it out to other countries.
The new beta comes with additional features due to its paid nature. Three separate instances of the Mozilla Firefox web browser can utilize a single Firefox Private Network subscription simultaneously for access. The extension's icon will be updated to better differentiate it from the VPN service.
The $3 a month "unlimited beta" plan will be offered to existing "limited" beta users as well as new users "starting in a few weeks." Additionally, Mozilla will be sharing information on the VPN as a separate service "in the coming weeks."