Flock, the Social Web browser to shut down

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Flock, the social web browser that was purchased recently by Zynga, has announced that it will be  shutting down.

Flock will no longer be actively maintained, which means you can keep using the product, but key features will stop working after April 26th, 2011 and over time the browser will no longer be secure as software updates and upgrades will no longer be provided.

Says the official end of support notice on flock.com:

Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011. We would like to thank our loyal users around the world for their support, and we encourage the Flock community to migrate in the coming weeks to one of the recommended web browsers listed below.

While you can keep using Flock, its sync and social networking features will no longer work after April 26, 2011, as the servers that bring you those features will be decommissioned. In addition, the browser will not have the latest security and privacy updates made available.

Flock users who want to retrieve their favorites and feeds from Flock 3.x profile, can click the “Home” button beside the URL bar > “Favorites” tab > click the “Export” link at the far right of the “Favorites” page.

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Anand Khanse is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows since 2006, and the admin of TheWindowsClub.com & TheGeeksClub.com. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.
  • brian carr

    well that’s a shame its a nice browser not sure how popular it is due to chrome and explorer it will be missed by its users that’s for sure, but without maintenance and updates it will disappear into the ether……..