Bing as the default search engine? – Handling of bulk solids
With the Firefox browser, it is possible in the settings to change the default search engine which is used in the address bar and the search bar. A position which is also largely occupied by Google, with a few exceptions such as Yandex in Russia and Baidu in China.
With a test launched since September 6, nearly 1% of Firefox users on computers are entitled to Microsoft’s Bing as their default search engine. An experiment that will last until the beginning of 2022.
“ Firefox is currently conducting a study that may lead some users to find that their default search engine has changed. », Indicates Mozilla, directing if necessary to the help page to modify the default search parameters.
In the event of Google’s defection?
This test may only concern users who have authorized Firefox to install and launch studies in the confidentiality and confidentiality settings, in the section Firefox data collection and use .
Mozilla no longer details the precise purpose of the experiment, but it has long been known that search engine royalties as the default choice weigh heavily on finances.
In 2020, an agreement with Google was extended until 2023, at the rate of $ 100 million to $ 450 million per year. Not sure there will be another expansion in the future …