Google Chrome to Drop Support for Windows 7 in 2023

  • 22-10-2022 |
  • Polad Aladi

Anyone with the most remote knowledge in data security is aware that staying protected online equals keeping your gadgets updated. There are situations, however, when users are not in a hurry to lay their fingertips on a crucial OS when it gets a major overhaul. This may be because they want to prevent software incompatibilities or avoid that learning curve that sometimes comes with all things new. If this sounds a lot like you, keep reading this post.

In February 2023, Google will completely terminate Chrome web browser support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. By early next year, the tech behemoth is set to roll out Chrome version 110 which will be incompatible with the named outdated OS iterations.

While Google won’t physically stop you from pillaging and running earlier Chrome versions, you’d be missing out on the most recent crucial security- and convenience-boosting functions. In other words, the browser itself will function, but you won’t be able to access any vital updates. With that said, if you want upcoming Chrome releases, you’ll need Windows 10 or later.

Are you still holding on to your older Windows versions, you poor nostalgic soul? It’s time to move on and stop living in the past. Upon upgrading to Windows 11, you’ll finally be able to give the Android app support a go. If that doesn’t motivate you to upgrade, then we don’t know what will.

All in all, if you upgrade, you’ll get the chance to receive security updates for your OS and make the most of the newest Chrome tools and security tweaks. So, are you ready for the major upgrade? Sometimes you have to take that leap of faith and eventually realize that it’s all for the best. Share your thoughts on the topic in the comment box below. Don’t forget to add our blog to your favorites to come back for more updates on the topic.