Facebook chooses Opera over Chrome for recommended browser?
It looks like Google's Chrome is out and Opera is in, fuelling further speculation of a possible Opera takeover by Facebook.
(Screenshot by Josh Lowensohn/CNET)
Let the conspiracy theories begin.
Facebook has apparently booted Google's Chrome browser off its supported browser list, instead highlighting Opera, according to Favbrowser, which states that it managed to cache the page. (The page no longer appears.)
The alleged switch is particularly noteworthy because of speculation flaring up that Facebook is interested in acquiring Opera. Facebook, meanwhile, has long considered Google a competitor in the social arena.
Sitting alongside Opera in the screenshot cached by Favbrowser is Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla's Firefox.
It's unclear whether the supposed move has any meaning, or what that meaning may be. Regardless of the switch, Facebook still runs normally using the Chrome browser.
CNET contacted Facebook for comment, and we'll update the story when we get a response.