Google is ending support of Chrome for Windows OS 7 and 8.1 in 2023 to match Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle policy. Users are advised to update their OS as soon as possible or their system will be at risk of malware, security threats and other security vulnerabilities.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Oct 25, 2022 12:03 IST
Google Chrome 110 is expected to release in February 2023
By Divya Bhati: Google will be releasing the Chrome 110 early next year– tentatively on February 7th, 2023. It will be the final update for Chrome supporting the two older Microsoft operating systems– Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. According to the support page, Chrome will continue working on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. after the Chrome 110 update, but will not get any future updates, including security fixes and more.
So, in case you are still working on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on your desktop or laptop, it is advisable that you should update your system soon. Updating with the latest Windows OS will help you get the latest security updates and improvements rolled out by Chrome. It is also critical to keep your system up to date to protect it from malicious attacks.
Notably, Google is dropping the support of Chrome for the older Microsoft OS to match Microsoft’s Windows lifecycle policy. The policy lists the Extended Security Update (ESU) program for Windows 7 and the Windows 8.1 end of support on January 10, 2023.
“With the release of Chrome 110 (tentatively scheduled for February 7th, 2023), we’ll officially end support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. You’ll need to ensure your device is running Windows 10 or later to continue receiving future Chrome releases . This matches Microsoft’s end of support for Windows 7 ESU and Windows 8.1 extended support on January 10th, 2023.” Google Chrome Support quotes.
Google rolls out new Security updates and fixes to keep the browser safe from viruses and malwares .It also fixes security loops discovered in its outdated or old programs to keep it more secure and away from vulnerability. In addition, it is also important to keep your browser up-to-date to keep your device safe and secure, protecting you from identity theft, phishing attacks, viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, and other malware. The new updates also come with new features to enhance user experience.