Internet Explorer 7 Doesn’t Display Faebook Timeline

All those Facebook fans who dislike the Facebook’s new Timeline can only keep themselves away from it by using Internet Explorer 7 while using Facebook. However, be prepared for a buggy experience. According to ZDNet, Facebook’s latest profile makeover is not displayable in IE7, and the social networking giant will soon entirely remove the support for the aging browser.


It was back in August 2010, when the social networking giant announced the end support for Internet Explorer 6, saying that its chat will not support IE6 anymore along with many other web services that gave up on the aging browser. Now it seems that IE7 is going to get some similar treatment from the company.

Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7 currently has a market share of 4%, according to data provided by StatCounter. If any user attempts to open his/her Facebook profile with the new Timeline feature enabled, he/she will get nothing more than a buggy, old version of the profile.

Facebook has time and again announced to their users to use the “most up-to-date” version of browsers including IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. However, the company has not yet said anything about the support for older versions of these browsers. It is important to note here that almost all the browsers are on automatic update for users. But still it is unknown to under stand what is the use of sticking to a browser which is five years old.

It is not yet cleared whether it is deliberate move from Facebook to not to include support for Timeline feature in the IE7, because support for older versions of browsers for popular web services was a vital accomplishment in the past.

We are still not able to understand the fact that with automatic update included, what will be the reason to keep using the older version of a browser.


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