Flock browser officially dies

Flock, a browser that was meant to incorporate social media apps and interactivity into the browsing experience before it was cool, is being retired at the end of April.

Flock was purchased by Zynga in April, which you may know as the company behind hot Facebook properties FarmVille and FrontierVille. At the time of purchase, Flock boasted 10 million users globally. The notice posted on Flock’s website recommended users switch to Mozilla or Chrome before security updates are discontinued later this month:

Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011. We would like to thank our loyal users around the world for their support, and we encourage the Flock community to migrate in the coming weeks to one of the recommended web browsers listed below.

Flock was released back in 2005, and gained a bit of steam along with the programs with which it integrated easily, like MySpace, Blogger and WordPress, became prominent. Flock’s team is being repurposed to build and work on Zynga apps.