Google is ending support for Chrome on Windows 7 and 8.1 early next year


If you are still using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you might be better off considering moving to a newer Windows version soon, as Google has decided to end support for its Google Chrome browser on these older Windows versions next February.

According to Google, version 110 of the Chrome web browser expected to be released on February 7, 2023, will be the last version of the browser that the company releases for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, and no update will be issued for Chrome on these versions of Windows after this date.

After this date, older versions of Chrome will continue to work on these operating systems, but they will not receive any updates, including security updates, to protect users while they browse on the Internet, so the browser will be almost useless after February 7th, and Google recommends users to upgrade to Windows 10 or later to continue receiving Chrome updates.

This news comes at a time when Windows 7 is still very popular among users, as more than 10 percent of them are still using it on their devices (according to Statcounter Global Stats website), even though it has already been 3 years since its official support was ended in 2020, while Windows 8.1 is still supported for now until January 10th, 2023.

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