Open in the Archive

Open in the Archive

Open-source web extension for quickly opening links in archive sites such as the Wayback Machine or

What is Open in the Archive?

Open in the Archive is an open-source web extension for Firefox that allows you to quickly open links in archive sites like the Wayback Machine or It acts like a proxy, retaining some privacy by not loading a page's 3rd party requests or assets.

Stats date:
Users: 104 ▲ 7
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 2.0.0 (Last updated: 2020-02-01)
Creation date: 2020-01-25
Weekly download count: 5
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • contextMenus
Size: 17.57K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

This web extension allows you to open links either via the context menu or via the badge next to the address bar in archive sites such as the Wayback Machine ( or

"Archived" web pages act somewhat like a proxy because they don't load a page's 3rd party requests or assets (sometimes breaking the page) so some of your privacy is retained.

Risk impact

Open in the Archive may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Open in the Archive has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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