Google is giving a breather to IT managers who are still maintaining old Windows 7 PCs at their office. Also, if you are someone still using Windows 7 after its end of life, then you would be pleased to know that Google has extended support for Chrome. Google had earlier announced that it would continue updating Chrome browser on Windows 7 till July 15, 2021. Now, Google has confirmed that it will continue supporting Chrome on Windows 7 till January 15, 2022.
While Microsoft had officially announced the end of life for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020, it continues to provide security updates to enterprise users. This means there are still a lot of IT managers out there who are still dealing with WIndows 7 PCs. As per Google, 21% of organisations are still in the process of migrating to Windows 10. Without Chrome support their life would have been difficult and organisations will have to invest in newer PCs, which can cause financial constraints due to COVID-19.
“This year has presented a lot of challenges for organizations of all sizes. Facing difficult business and technology decisions, supporting a changing work environment, and navigating uncertainty are among just a few of the issues IT leaders have faced over the course of 2020. While the past few months served as a catalyst for technology investments and digital transformation initiatives for many organizations, for others, some planned IT projects may have had to take a back seat,” said Google in a blog post.
Keeping this in mind, Google is giving a 6-month extension and support for Chrome on Windows will stop after January 15, 2022.