Google delays app retirement for home users by one and a half years for corporate customers
Google is again pushing the phasing out of Chrome Apps, giving the apps a significant delay compared to the originally planned retirement. The search giant previously planned to stop supporting apps for users running Windows, Linux, or macOS at home by June this year, and for corporate customers by December, but has now pushed the deadline to June 2021 for the former group and June 2022 for the corporate environment. As of now, applications on Chrome OS will also leave in June 2022. The company said it has extended support for apps that have been doomed for a long time at the request of customers.
On Windows and Linux platforms, only 1 percent of users used them – but they don't seem to play a significant role in the enterprise environment either.
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