Flock 2.5, with better Twitter and Facebook Chat support

Flock 2.5 with Facebook Chat

Flock, the “social Web browser”, has been updated to 2.5 (download Flock 2.5). This version adds support for Facebook Chat right in the browser: you will see the chat toolbar on any website you are currently browsing, as long as you are signed in at Facebook in the background. The chat bar design was not updated to the latest changes Facebook did, but nevertheless it is a great enhancement and helps staying in touch with your friends.

These are the services that Flock supports natively:

  • Bebo
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Youtube
  • MySpace
  • Digg
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • WordPress
  • Photobucket
  • Blogger
  • Yahoo! Mail
  • Delicious
  • Blogsome
  • Live Journal
  • Xanga
  • Typepad
  • AOL Mail
  • Picasa
  • TinyPic
  • Flock is just a fine example of how user-generated content can be incorporated into a browser interface. It seems that the browser as the user’s primary web tool, is a fine place for adding access to social networks right at your fingertips. What I asked myself though when looking at the Flock 2.5 Release Candidate some 1 or 2 weeks ago was, why does Flock not support Windows Live?