Google has decided to extend Chrome support for Windows 7 for another six months beyond its original plan in order to give customers more time if their Windows 10 migration plans were delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In January, Google said Chrome support would continue until at least July 2021, but that was a few months before the pandemic struck.
Google has now confirmed that Chrome will support Windows 7 until at least January 15, 2022. After that date customers cannot be guaranteed of receiving security updates for Chrome on Windows 7.
Microsoft ended free support of Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. However, businesses had the option to pay for Extended Security Updates for Windows 7.
Organizations in some sectors such as healthcare struggled to upgrade to Windows 10 by the that deadline.