Facebook Urges IE6 Upgrade
In its official blog, Facebook urges users to upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to the current version, IE8. Facebook Chat, the social networking site's popular instant messaging feature, has been changed and will no longer work with IE6.
"In the coming weeks, we will be making important improvements in the way connections are established and messages are sent, so that Chat will be much more stable for you and your friends," Facebook's Rodrigo Schmidt said.
"The biggest improvements come from changes that aren't supported on older web browsers. After evaluating the alternatives, we've decided to make rapid improvements and provide the best Chat experience possible, which means we will no longer support Internet Explorer 6 browsers," Schmidt said.
Despite reports of malicious attacks on computers through the vulnerable IE6, millions of users have not yet upgraded. Nearly 17 percent of the estimated 2 billion internet users still used IE6 in July, according to NetMarketShare.com. Facebook joins the growing list of companies, including Microsoft itself, that no longer support the outdated browser.
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