Google has decided to
extend support to the Windows 7 version of the browser Chrome until January 15, 2022, six months more than the previous date of 15 July 2021. The decision winks in particular at companies, with Google acknowledging the difficulties of this year of the work revolution linked to the pandemic: many realities have responded to the challenges, while others may have remained behind.
On the other hand, in these months that have changed everyone’s modus operandi, Windows 10 migration may have slipped further down the priority list. A Kantar survey commissioned by Google shows how
21% of companies still engaged in the migration process to Windows 10. For this reason Google has decided to extend support to Chrome on Windows 7, so of give everyone more time to migrate to the latest operating system from Microsoft.
“It is our hope that this extension will give our business customers the flexibility they need to continue supporting their workforce, while leaving Windows 7 as soon as the situation allows.” However, we must not forget that Windows 7 support ended in January of this year, although Microsoft offers paid updates called Extended Security Updates (ESU), but only to companies that require them.