Google Extends Chrome Support For Windows 7 Through 2022 – As we know, initially the support of Google Chrome application and other Chromium Based applications for Windows 7 was limited to July 15, 2021 only, exactly 18 months since the discontinuation of Windows 7 support by Microsoft on January 15, 2020 yesterday.
However, there seems to be a change, based on Google’s announcement today, they have expanded chrome browser support in Windows 7 for up to 6 months, with which the end of support will now end on January 15, 2022.
The reason for this added support time is because most likely Google still realizes that there are still many Windows 7 users who buy Extended Security Updates that are arguably getting more expensive every month, and in addition there are still many large organizations that still use Windows 7 for their business purposes.
In its announcement page, Google also added that many organizations had been scheduled to migrate to Windows 10 this year, but due to pandemic issues, some companies delayed migrating their operating systems. In addition, about 21% of organizations are still in the process of migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
This massive migration process is likely to be completed in 2021, just before the end of Google Chrome for Windows 7 support.
In addition, Google also said that it will “continue to evaluate the conditions facing the company’s customers” and will communicate other changes in the future.
With this news, of course it is likely that other browsers based on chromium such as Microsoft Edge Chromium, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and others will get the same additional support period for Windows 7.