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Facebook drops Google Chrome recommendation

It is beginning to look like Facebook’s management are changing their recommendations towards certain browsers. As of today, Facebook’s “unsupported web browsers” page has removed Google’s web browser, Chrome, and replaced it with Opera.

The choice Facebook has made regarding supporting Opera may not be as farfetched as you may think due to the Social Network’s rumored plans to acquire Opera. This recent change in browser recommendations definitely emphasises on some form of Facebook to Opera relation, so the rumour behind the acquisition could be true.

Regardless of whether Chrome is recommended or not, the website should work – Safari isn't recommended either and that handles the social network fine. Some of the staff on Neowin are using Chrome for browsing Facebook without any problems, and if it’s really a problem to find and use a browser that isn't Chrome, we’d recommend RockMelt (built from the Chrome source) because of the huge amount of social integrated applications incorporated within the browser.

Editor's Update: Made the correction that Facebook still actually supports Chrome but it recommends that you use a browser that is either IE, Firefox or Opera.

Source: Favbrowser | Thanks for the tip, FoxieFoxie!

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