Google will no longer support Chrome 48 and earlier versions to use data synchronization

After the release of the stable version of Chrome 96, Google decided to no longer support chrome 48 and earlier versions to log in to the Google account and use the browser’s built-in synchronization function.

At present, the official version of Google Chrome is version 95 and has not yet reached version 96, so users who still use the old version of Google Chrome should upgrade as soon as possible to avoid failure to synchronize.

When the synchronization function is stopped, such as bookmarks, passwords, forms, history, settings, preferences, payment information, and other data can no longer be synchronized.

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If users want to continue to use the synchronization function, they need to update to at least Chrome version 49. Of course, these old versions have security vulnerabilities and are not recommended.

Currently, some companies still use particularly old versions of Google Chrome. Some companies do not upgrade their browsers for a long time because of concerns about potential compatibility issues.

This situation is mostly caused by specific applications used by enterprises. It is indeed common for some specially developed private network applications to be incompatible due to a lack of necessary support.

The data shows that Google Chrome currently has a market share of 64.67% in the desktop browser market, and most of the users are using the latest version of Google Chrome.

The use of Chrome 85 and earlier versions accounted for only 2.5%, so the suspension of support for synchronization has no impact on the vast majority of users, especially home users.

Seeing that the stable version of Chrome 96 is about to be released, companies that still need to use the synchronization function need to hurry up to upgrade to avoid subsequent impact on the normal use of the software.