November 26, 2020

Google will extend the support period of Google Chrome for Windows 7 to January 15, 2022

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Microsoft has stopped supporting the Windows 7 version, so Google Chrome also plans to abandon the operating system, that is, the new version that will be released will no longer support it.

Google originally planned to stop supporting Windows 7 Google Chrome on July 15, 2021, but Google has now decided to extend the support period.

After the extension, the Windows 7 version of Google Chrome will end support on January 15, 2022. After this time, the new version of Google Chrome will no longer support Windows 7.

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Google commissioned a market research company to analyze and found that at least 21% of enterprise-level users are still using Windows 7 instead of Windows 10.

After evaluating this situation and collecting feedback from enterprise-level users, Google believes that this year is not a normal year, so the support date for Google Chrome needs to be extended.

This time, Google Chrome’s support period for Windows 7 has been extended by half a year, giving more companies time to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Before the completion of the migration, these users can still obtain the security support provided by Google Chrome, and there will be no potential risks caused by the suspension of Google Chrome support.