Twitter.com no longer works on Internet Explorer 11, it now detects User-Agent change to IE11 by browser extensions also and asks to disable them.
If you now visit the Twitter homepage in Internet Explorer 11 or in Chrome or Firefox browsers with UA set to IE11 or extension that lets you access old twitter interface, you’ll be greeted with this message ”
“This browser is no longer supported. Please switch to a supported browser or disable the extension which masks your browser to continue using twitter.com “.
This has been a long time coming. Twitter took its PWA release notes to announce the company has ended support for Internet Explorer 11.
Internet Explorer 11 support: twitter.com no longer supports Internet Explorer 11. Please see this Help Center article for a list of supported browsers.
Here is the official list of browsers on which Twitter web version works.
- Microsoft Edge
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Any browse based on Webkit/Chromium engines (Opera, Samsung Internet, UC Browser, etc.)
For sometime back Twitter.com allowed users to access its old version on IE11 with limited functionality.
Users and add-on developers, who didn’t like Twitter’s new interface took this as an advantage to mask user agents as IE 11 and created extensions to redirect Twitter to the old layout.
If you use Twitter on an older version of the above browsers, browsers not listed, or a browser extension which modifies your user agent, you may be redirected to an older version of Twitter, or be unable to use Twitter.
The hacks or extensions based on that no longer work now, you won’t be redirected, Twitter just stops working by showing ‘the browser is no longer supported’ message which you can’t close or disable until you navigate away or disable the extensions such as ‘Good Twitter’.
Websites slowly moving away from supporting IE, recently, Microsoft’s LinkedIn also started notifying its users they also don’t support IE11 from July 01, onwards.