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Facebook Users Asked to Upgrade Web Browsers to Utilise FB Features

Facebook seems to be continuing its efforts to drop support for older Microsoft web browsers.

ZDNet reports the new Facebook Timeline feature is not appearing on Internet Explorer 7 as the browser is not capable of projecting the new feature without issue.

Users that want to avoid the Timeline feature are being jokingly asked by the company to use IE7. These users should be prepared for a buggy browsing experience and a host of security concerns, however.

Facebook, which has more than 800 million users worldwide, has been disabling some of its most popular features from older web browsers to make people switch to newer, safer and more stable web browsers.

The company, some time back, had announced that its Chat feature would no longer work on Internet Explorer 6. Since then, pretty much everything on Facebook has become inaccessible on the aging web browser.

ZDNet goes on to predict that this is only the beginning and that the company is going to disable more of its features on IE 7 in the near future. Users are being advised to move to newer versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.