- The company plans to discontinue entire support by 2018
- Chrome apps on already existing devices would stay alive
Google has recently announced that the company will gradually take down its support for Windows, MAC and Linux devices by 2018.
The company’s statement said that Chrome apps on already existing devices would stay alive and also get the regular updates.
However, the support for new devices will not be extended from the end of 2016.
Google aims to discontinue its support for half of the devices by mid-2017, and the company plans to discontinue all support by 2018.
This may look like a massive step by the software giant; however, the company calls it a minor move.
"There are two types of Chrome apps: packaged apps and hosted apps. Today, approximately 1 percent of users on Windows, Mac, and Linux actively use Chrome packaged apps, and most hosted apps are already implemented as regular web apps," mentioned a Verge report.
Google believes that most of the functionality on the internet is anyway on the web; hence, it is the high time when the users must shift their data. This step was taken by the company as it was a very tedious job to move the entire application on the web.
If you are a Windows, Mac or Linux user, better find a new browser by next year.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:01 PM IST