Google Chrome support for Windows 7 was supposed to end summer of 2021, but because of challenges presented by COVID-19, Google has announced an extension.

After assessing the current situation, and based on feedback from our valued enterprise customers, Chrome is extending our support for Windows 7 until at least January 15, 2022. That’s a 6-month extension from our previously communicated date of July 15, 2021. We’ll continue to evaluate the conditions our enterprise customers are facing, and communicate any additional changes in the future.

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With this extension of support, enterprises with their upgrades still in progress can rest assured that their users remaining on Windows 7 will continue to benefit from Chrome’s security and productivity benefits.

Google came to the decision to extend support after soliciting feedback from enterprise customers. Apparently, a lot of organizations planned to migrate to Windows 10 this year — 21 percent of organizations surveyed, Google said — but those plans were put on hold following the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s one less thing to worry about for everyone, making the transition a little less stressful.

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