We knew Google was dropping support for IE6 and other older browsers, starting in March for some of their software. But what I did not know was that this would impact YouTube.
A YouTube Help thread reports that some users are receiving warnings that their browsers will no longer be supported by March 13th.
The YouTube help document linked to explains which browsers will be impacted. Yes, Internet Explorer version 6, IE6, will be on the chopping block. Google's YouTube says the following browsers will no longer be supported:
- Any browser older than Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0
- Any browser older than Mozilla Firefox 3.0
- Any browser older than Google Chrome 4.0
- Any browser older than Safari 3.0+
Ready or not, IE6 is dying - so just upgrade already to a new browser. Of course, Google would like you to use Google Chrome, but there are plenty of alternatives.
Forum discussion at YouTube Help.