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.

Max Christoff
Engineering Director, Chrome

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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