Google Announces Timeline for Killing Off Chrome Apps

Today, Google has shared a timeline depicting the end date, wherein the Chrome apps would stop working on all platforms. Mark the date June 2022, and after that, you won’t be able to use the Chrome apps on any platform. The company gave a timeline for phasing out the Chrome apps from Windows, Mac Linux, and Chrome OS. However, compared to others, users with Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education upgrade would be able to use the Chrome apps a bit longer, i.e., for six months until the end of December 2022.

What are Google Chrome Web apps?

For those unaware, Chrome Web apps are basically web- based apps that are available for use on the Google Chrome store. They offer the native functionality of the app without the need to download the app for full functionality. After installing the app, it opens in a separate window and makes you feel as if you are operating in its own app.


Google’s Timeline for Phasing out Chrome apps

Google has hereby offered a timeline for completely phasing out Chrome apps. The Chrome OS users can enjoy using Chrome apps a bit longer as compared to users on Windows, macOS, or Linux.

March 2020:

Google Chrome Webstore would stop accepting new Chrome apps. However, the developers can still update the Chrome apps until June 2022.

June 2020:

Windows, Mac, and Linux users would no longer receive support for Chrome apps. But the Enterprise and Education Grade users would have extended support till December 2022.

December 2020:

No more support for Chrome apps on Windows, macOS, and Linux.

June 2021:

Ends support for NaCl, PNaCl, and PPAPI APIs.

June 2021:

End support for Chrome apps on Chrome OS. However, Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education upgrade users would have access owing to extended support until June 2022.

June 2022:

End support for Chrome apps on Chrome OS for all users. It is the final shut down date for all Chrome book users.

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However, Google is killing Chrome apps, it would continue to support Chrome Extensions on all existing platforms. Concurrently, a Chrome apps migration site offers developer recommendations and updates inline with the progress of timeline.


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