Google has announced that it will extend Chrome support for Windows 7 until "at least" January 15, 2022.
In a blog post, Google said that the decision came about after looking at the current situation and feedback from its enterprise customers.
“Migrating to Windows 10 was a part of many organizations’ roadmap for the year. But as new priorities for IT teams emerged, we’ve heard that 21% of organizations are still in the process of migrating to Windows 10,” it said. “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.”
According to a chart uploaded on the blog, 21% of organisations using Windows were still in the process of migrating to Windows 10, while 1% had plans to begin migration soon. The remaining 78% had already fully migrated.
“Our hope is that this extension gives our enterprise customers the flexibility they need to continue supporting their workforce, while moving off of Windows 7 as their situation allows,” said Google.
Chrome support for Windows 7 was originally meant to end on July 15, 2021 prior to the change. Google said that it will continue to evaluate its enterprise customers’ conditions and announce any further changes it makes.