Gmail will No Longer Support Old Chrome Version


Google has announced that Gmail will No Longer Support Old Chrome version by the end of 2017. According to GoogleGmail users on Windows XP and Windows Vista are the most likely to be affected. Other than that, all users who are using Chrome Version 53 and below will be affected.

Gmail will No Longer Support Old Chrome Version

According to Google, the latest Chrome version 55 comes with several important security updates. The company said that Gmail users starting February 8, 2017 will see a banner at the top of the Gmail interface. But this message will appear only on those users’ screen who are still on Google Chrome browser version 53 or below.

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As Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP and Windows Vista versions. So now Google is strongly encourages users to migrate to more secure and supported systems.

 

Google said in an announcement post,

“Google does not typically announce when we discontinue support for older versions of Chrome browser because of our current supported browser policy, which states that only the most recent versions of Chrome is supported. This announcement was made given the expected impact on Windows XP and Windows Vista users and known security risks,”

Users on Windows XP and Windows Vista will be affected More

To complete this procedure, Gmail will continue to function on Chrome browser version 53 and below through the end of the year. For all Chrome users who will remain on older versions will be redirected to the basic HTML version of Gmail as early as December 2017.

As we have told you earlier, users on Windows XP and Windows Vista will be affected more. Chrome 49 version was the last version supported by these both operating system support. Google said that this step will help Gmail to be more vulnerable to security risks. So Google asked its users to update the latest version of Chrome.
If your operating system does not support the latest version of Chrome. You should move to those operating system that support the latest version of chrome.

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.
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