New information from Google has confirmed “Chrome’s Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 support ends in 2023.” Chrome 110 (currently scheduled for release on February 7, 2023), is the last version of Chrome that will work on these versions of Windows. Do you want to make sure your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future Chrome releases?
Google is making this change because it aligns with Microsoft’s decision to end extended security updates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on January 10, 2023. This makes sense, since Microsoft is backing away from these operating systems, which will become less stable as a result.
In 2017, both Windows platforms accounted for 13% of the world’s Windows users, according to Statcounter. Many businesses and government agencies are also locked into these platforms around the world.
If you can’t or won’t upgrade, it might not be long before you’re met with some challenging times.