Facebook Chat Won’t Support IE6

Facebook chat improvements won’t work on IE6 starting September 15

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Facebook instant-messaging Chat feature won’t work on Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 browser starting September 15, 2010.

Facebook users still using Internet Explorer 6 browser may have to soon upgrade, otherwise they won’t be able to chat on the popular social networking site after September 15.

The popular social networking site announced on August 25, 2010 on its official blog that the site’s improved chat function that eliminates interruption in the middle of a conversation can not be supported by IE6 and older web browsers.

Key changes depend on technology present on modern browsers, so Chat will no longer work on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 after September 15.

Chat with No Interruptions
No one likes being cut off in the middle of a conversation. That’s as true on Facebook Chat as it is in person.

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.

To give people time to update their browsers, we plan to make this change on September 15.
Read the full article on The Facebook Blog
Browser Version Market Share
According to to Web metrics company Net Applications, a web analytics company, IE8 is the most popular browser as of July with a 27 percent share of the global users, IE6 with a 17 percent share is at second place, Firefox 3.6 with a 16 percent share at third , IE7 with 11 percent at fourth, and Chrome 5.0 with 6 percent at fifth.
Net Market Share

If you are still running Internet Explorer 6 you have until September 15 to upgrade your web browser to enjoy the new chat functionality of Facebook.

You may download Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, Opera or Mozilla Firefox.

Microsoft will support IE6 along with Windows XP with security updates until April 2014.
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    • It's unfortunate that people are still using IE6. On my website, I am still using IE<7 table hack to display dropdown and flyout menus properly. But on my blog, I have dropdown menus without this hack. It's our responsibility to adopt ourself with newer developments in software.

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