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Google Analytics To Cease IE8 Compatibility By End Of 2013
Google Analytics announced today that it will not be compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 by the end of this year.
According to the announcement the company is, “Deprecating official compatibility of Google Analytics with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) at the end of 2013.” Google says it wants to focus its energy on new product features, and help drive adoption of web technologies that are, “in the design of Google Analytics product.”
While users will still be able to measure site traffic from IE8 browsers, Google Analytics will only support the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Safari and “other modern” browsers.
Google says it will send further reminders during the next three months, but advises companies to begin planning for the change as soon as possible.