News: Issues related to bugs triggered the move.
Facebook has parted ways with Adobe’s Flash and has adopted the widely used HTML5 technology to showcase video across the social network.
Several websites have turned their back on Flash due to issues related to bugs which were often exploited by cyber thieves.
HTML5 will reportedly help Facebook speed up the development of its video-handling system and it will work much better with accessibility tools like screen readers that are used by those who do not see well.
The company has not jumped into the HTML5 bandwagon all at once, as it has been rolled out to a small number of Facebook members who have kept their browsers up-to-date.
BBC cited Facebook front-end developer Daniel Baulig as saying: "We noticed that a lot of the older browsers would simply perform worse using the HTML5 player than they had with the old Flash player,"
"We saw more errors, longer loading times, and a generally worse experience."
Previously, YouTube switched to a HTML5 based player for its platform and news site BBC released an HTML5 version of its iPlayer catch-up TV service.
However, Facebook will use Flash for its games, but the company is reportedly looking for alternatives for that too.