YouTube Bug Detects New Internet Explorer Browsers as ‘No Longer Supported’

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If you used the latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer to watch YouTube videos last night and thought that the message that reads “Oops, your web browser is no longer supported” was a joke, it turns out it was real.

According to The Next Web, Internet Explorer users that use IE8 and above can access YouTube without any problems, but users who have Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP and Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7 have complained that they got a message saying their browser is no longer supported.

When YouTube detects an unsupported browser, it redirects the user to the youtube.com/supported_browsers page where viewers can choose from the latest upgrades from Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. However, if you are using a supported version of Internet Explorer (IE8 and up) but are still redirected to the supported browsers page, you can still go to YouTube. All you have to do is click on the blue “No thanks” when you see the supported browsers page and proceed to watching their favorite videos.

Since affected users can bypass the message and it doesn’t affect Internet Explorer 10 browsers on Windows 8, it is likely a bug on YouTube’s part that determines which browser the viewer is using.

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