For months, there have been rumors about the “Social Media Browser” or the “Facebook Browser.” Today puts an end to those rumors as the browser, RockMelt, will be released as a limited public beta on Sunday. Sign up on the RockMelt website and receive a download link on a first-come, first-serve basis.

RockMelt allows you to post status updates, links, photos, and videos to Facebook and Twitter within the browser. No need to open the actual websites or leave your current website. Additionally, it has an integrated chat client (Facebook chat), allows you to manage multiple Twitter feeds, and has an RSS reader. As of now, Facebook and Twitter are the only social networking websites that are integrated within RockMelt, but there are plans to roll out more sites in the future. To get a better sense of what this browser has to offer, check out the video featured below.

Also – for those of you wondering how good/fast the browser will be – no need to worry, RockMelt is based on Chromium, the open-source project behind the Google Chrome browser, so it inherits Google Chrome’s functionality, speed, and looks.

Are you going to be signing up for the public beta? Let us know.

Join the discussion 6 Comments

  • Karl R says:

    I am definitely going to be trying it out. I really hope they integrate other websites soon.

  • Marcos says:

    Very interested to see the differences between this and Flock. I heard Flock is being updated. Do you know if that’s confirmed?

    • Daniela says:

      Flock IS planning on releasing a new version very soon. We will keep you updated on any developments. We’ll write about it as soon as we have more info!

  • AF says:

    just signed up!!!!! so excited!!!!!

  • gmrtron22 says:

    Wish they could integrate email in there. I get that they might be trying to stay away from email and push for other social networking websites, but email would be a lot more useful for many of its users.

    Might have to wait until they add that capability.

  • Pharmf892 says:

    thought it was interesting for a while, but then it became too much. i want a browser i can open quickly so i can get to the stuff i need to do. i want a browser thats no hassle and that doesnt have a million things going on. its good for a browser you maybe use when youre working all day but thats it.