Google announced the extension of support for the Chrome browser for Windows 7 until at least January 15, 2022, in light of the current circumstances for this year.
This is a six-month extension from the original target date, and includes security and productivity benefits.
This extension ensures that Windows 7 users can still benefit from upcoming Chrome browser security upgrades and feature roadmaps.
Chrome browser support for Windows 7 was supposed to end in July 2021, as the browser stops receiving feature and security updates.
This date was reported by adding 18 months to the date that Microsoft had set for the end of support for the operating system.
In January of this year, Microsoft announced the end of support for Windows 7, and the software giant said: Microsoft will not provide technical support for any software or security issues, updates, or fixes for Windows 7 after January 14, 2020.
Given the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the search giant has announced an extension of support.
Google said: It continues to assess the conditions faced by institutional customers, and inform any additional changes in the future.
The year 2020 presented many challenges for organizations of all sizes, as IT leaders faced many problems throughout the year 2020, including making difficult decisions about business and technology, supporting the work environment, and overcoming uncertainty.
Google reached the decision to extend the support after soliciting feedback from the organization’s customers, and according to a study commissioned by market research firm Kantar, 21 percent of organizations have planned to migrate to Windows 10 this year.
But these plans were suspended after the Corona pandemic, and Google said: Enterprise customers have the flexibility they need to continue supporting their workforce by expanding Chrome browser support for the Windows 7 operating system, and we hope that enterprise customers will be able to give up Windows 7 as it allows. Their condition.
On the consumer side, Google recently introduced a major update to the Chrome browser that features significant speed improvements and other useful features, such as tab search.