Mozilla is shutting down two of its legacy products, Firefox Send and Firefox Notes, the company announced today.
“Both services are being decommissioned and will no longer be a part of our product family,”
Earlier in the summer, Mozilla saw that some malicious users had started to use Send to carry out phishing attacks and ship malware. In response, Mozilla took down the tool. At the time, it said it would relaunch it a later date after it had the chance to add better reporting capabilities. But the company has now changed its mind.
“In the intervening period, as we weighed the cost of our overall portfolio and strategic focus, we made the decision not to relaunch the service,” Mozilla said. Since Send is already offline, there’s nothing you have to do to prepare for its decommissioning.
The other tool Mozilla is sunsetting is Firefox Notes. Like Send, Notes grew out of the company’s defunct Test Pilot program. It was initially a way for Mozilla to try out new ways to sync encrypted data. Once the experiment ran its course, the company kept Notes around as a tool you could use in Firefox and Firefox for Android.
You can learn more about how to export Firefox Notes content here.