Google’s Blogger Ditches Opera Support

By | July 7, 2012 | 11 Comments

Google's Blogger Ditches Opera Support

Just when Facebook decided to replace Google Chrome and recommend Opera instead, it looks like Blogger did the opposite.

As first noticed by Bob Leggitt on June 27th, not only have they ditched the support for Opera but will also keep you asking to download Google Chrome over and over again. Ed Bott, one of the ZDNet editors has summed it up like this, “This is how monopolies work. If you use Opera to create or edit posts on Google’s Blogger network, you’ll see a nagging message. And you’ll keep seeing those nags until you switch to Chrome.”

[Thanks, Hiram]


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  • Tzilbo1551

    Well even IE did not ditch the support to Opera.
    This makes IE looks good.

  • hotteamix

    What happen when you change user agent to Firefox or IE?

  • Guest

    AND NOTHING OF VALUE WAS LOST

    FACEBOOK BROWSER IS CRAP

  • rennmaxbeta

    Google have turned into just another Big Corporation.

    • cyberstream_us

      They’ve been acting like a big corporation for a long time.

    • Ichann

      So much for the semi open thing they had going.

  • cyberstream_us

    The only time a website has the right to recommend a particular browser because “your browser is not supported” is when your browser fails a feature detection test. These companies are not promoting an open web.

    • rennmaxbeta

      Yes. It’s a sad Internet when that sort of “recommendation” becomes commonplace.

      • Armin

         Only Mozilla is promoting an open web, hm?

  • Wicket

    The Irfanview support forum administrator has decided to ditch Chrome support and recommends Opera: https://irfanview-forum.de/announcement.php?f=4