IE6 users take heed for YouTube will drop support for your browser on March 13. That’s not to say you won’t be able to watch videos, but specific features – whatever they might be – will not work with your dinosaur browser. The same goes for those of you running Chrome 4.0, Firefox 3.0, Safari 3.0 and those of you running IE7.
Anyone caught using browsers deemed “old” by Google will be given the following message until you’ve upgraded your browser leading up to the March 13 deadline.
Support stops on March 13th. Stopped support essentially means that some future features on YouTube will be rolled out that won’t work in older browsers.
The question here is not why YouTube/Google will no longer support dated browsers, but why users are still using the aforementioned dinosaurs. Who still uses IE6?