In the latest version of Firefox Nightly, there is a new feature called Firefox Screenshots that helps you capture screenshots of whatever is visible in the Firefox tabs and upload them to the Firefox servers so that you can share them. These screenshots are kept on the server for only 14 days after which the sharing link is expired.
This feature comes in form of an extension that must be used through the Firefox Test Pilot. In the latest version of the Nightly, this extension already comes installed but you have to enable it first. And if you want, then you can also use this feature in the regular versions of Firefox through Test Pilot. Here is how:
- If you are not using the Firefox Nightly, then visit https://screenshots.firefox.com/ to install the extension through the Test Pilot.
- Enter about:config in the Firefox address bar and click on the “I accept the risk”.
- Search for a setting extensions.screenshots.system-disabled and double-click on it to change it to false.
- You will see a new icon in the Firefox toolbar, you can click on it to find the options to capture the full length of the currently loaded webpage or capture only the visible portion of the webpage.
- No matter which option you go for, it capture the screenshot uploads it to Mozilla servers and copies a link to the clipboard. You can use Ctrl+V to paste this anywhere you want.
- A new tab is also opened where a preview of the screenshot is displayed along with the options to delete the screenshot or download it to your computer.
You can always access all of your screenshots by clicking on the toolbar button for Firefox Screenshots and then choosing MyShots. From here you can view, share, download or delete any of the screenshots. And even if you do not delete the screenshot, it will be automatically erase after 14 days.