Google Finishes Support For Google Chrome Applications

17 Jan 2020 Friday
Google Finishes Support For Google Chrome Applications
Zeki Topçu
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Some of the Google Chrome Applications will not be supported anymore by Google.

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google with the applications. It was first released for Microsoft Windows in 2008 and was later ported to Linux, MacOS, iOS, and Android. The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it acts as a web app interface.

Google Finishes Support For Google Chrome Applications!

A timeline of how to end support for Google Apps for Chrome has been posted so far. Let us also remind you that the company first announced that it would liquidate these activities in 2016.

Google Finishes Support For Google Chrome Applications

Google shared an updated timeline for Chrome apps to stop working on all platforms. June 2022 is when they're going to be gone for good, but it depends on which network you're on (via 9to5Google). Previously, we knew Chrome apps wouldn't work on Windows, MacOS, and Linux, but today, Google has revealed that Chrome apps will eventually stop working on Chrome OS, too. 

The first timeline deadline is March 2020 when the Chrome Web Store will no longer accept new applications, but existing ones can be upgraded until June 2022. In June 2020, Google will end support on Ios, Windows, and Linux, for business and education customers until the end of the year.

The next major event is June 2021, when Chrome OS users lose access to Chrome, with the final shutdown for all Chromebook users occurring a year later.

Referring to the news getting from 9to5google ;

  • March 2020: Chrome Web Store will stop accepting new Chrome Apps. Developers will be able to update existing Chrome Apps through June 2022.
  • June 2020: End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Customers who have Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy to extend support through December 2020.
  • December 2020: End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • June 2021: End support for NaCl, PNaCl, and PPAPI APIs.
  • June 2021: End support for Chrome Apps on Chrome OS. Customers who have Chrome Enterprise Upgrade will have access to a policy to extend support through June 2022.
  • June 2022: End support for Chrome Apps on Chrome OS for all customers. 

Google is quick to point out how Chrome will continue to support Extensions:

''Google will continue to support and invest in Chrome Extensions on all existing platforms. Fostering a robust ecosystem of extensions is critical to Chrome’s mission and we are committed to providing a useful extension platform for customizing the browsing experience for all users.''

Google has already launched a site where Chrome app developers can migrate their apps.

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