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August 26, 2010

Facebook Promises Improvements To Chat Application, Ditches IE 6 Support

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Facebook Chat LogoTwo years ago Facebook released their “chat” application, an option that allows Facebook users to talk to one another when logged into their accounts, since that time very few worthwhile improvements have been made to the program outside of some bug fixes. However in the last several weeks the program has become faster and more stable, with Facebook on Wednesday announcing improvements in the “coming weeks.”

Among the biggest considerations so far will be new features that Facebook promises were not possible with other legacy browsers and their older technologies and which will offer a “new experience” for Facebook chat users. If you weren’t aware, Facebook Chat is one of the most used applications on the social media website.

The other big news is that Internet Explorer Version 6.x and it’s archaic infrastructure will no longer be supported by Facebook as they attempt to remove buggy versions that can’t support the new technologies they are beginning to role out. Since Facebook realizes some users will need time to download a newer version of the browser software or an all together new browser, the change will fully take place on September 15th. read more

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