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Which browsers are officially supported by Stack Exchange?

Also, what else is needed in order to use every feature of the site?

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Which browsers are supported?

So here's the bottom line for this question: we support the last two versions of the browsers that we see the vast majority of our visitors actually use. This does not include beta/dev releases, which are not supported.

The supported browsers, in practice, based on the above guideline:

If it's not one of those, it still may work, but you probably shouldn't expect support. Less common browsers people have tried:

  • Standard
  • Mobile
    • Internet Explorer Mobile
      • Works with Windows Phone 8, at least
    • Firefox for Mobile
      • Stack Overflow appears to function properly in 10.0.3
    • Chrome for iOS
      • Stack Overflow appears to function properly in the latest version
    • Opera Mobile
      • Stack Overflow appears to function properly in 12.0.1
      • Exception: Opera Mini
    • Symbian

What else do I need?

There are requirements beyond using a modern browser for getting the best possible experience:

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Browser versions are a bit outdated (i.e. Opera is now at 37.x, Chrome is at 50.x) Perhaps state the minimum browser version required than listing the supported versions. – leDominatre May 8 at 14:58
@scriptHero okay, I just reworded the post to remove the version numbers altogether; that was an idea that had outlived its time by several years anyways. – Pops May 9 at 18:21
Thanks @Pops, nicely done. – Shadow Wizard May 9 at 19:49
Thanks @ShadowWizard. Things have sure changed a lot since I wrote the original version of this answer. People were still using Firefox 2 at the time! But even then, IE6 was unsupported.... – Pops May 9 at 20:11
Indeed @Pops - I considered making such edit at some point, but wasn't sure enough I can do it right. Let's hope this will reduce confusion now. :-) – Shadow Wizard May 9 at 20:35
@Pops what about things like IceCat? I've always said to others here it's not supported since it's not really Firefox. – Shadow Wizard Jun 22 at 5:54

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