Google to support Chrome on Windows 7 until at least mid-2021

As of this Tuesday, Microsoft's Windows 7 will no longer be supported. Of course, that still leaves questions about what will be available in terms of third-party apps, such as the most popular web browser in the world, Google Chrome. Yesterday, Google announced its plan.

The Mountain View firm will still support its browser on the legacy OS for at least 18 months after Microsoft's end-of-life date. That means that Chrome will still get updates, and not just security updates, until July 15, 2021 at the earliest.

Google went on to talk about the benefits that this will have for all users, but particularly businesses. Obviously, an up-to-date browser is more secure. Moreover, having an updated version of Chrome will allow you to seamlessly work between Windows 7 and Windows 10 systems.

This is an announcement that many have been waiting for, including fans of Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser. With Chrome being fully supported with new feature updates on Windows 7, that means that the open-source Chromium is still supported as well, so Microsoft is likely to continue supporting Edge for as long. After all, Microsoft is offering Extended Security Updates for those willing to pay, and it's going to need a supported browser for that.

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