Google announces its finally Moving Forward from Chrome Apps

Google has announced the end of chrome apps which you might be using very rarely in a 
blog post titled "Moving forward from Google apps" today. You don't to worry as deprecating this feature will not cause any effect in the way we browse our PC. Chrome apps are just a normal apps that will run inside chrome browser when you launched directly from desktop(the feature which most of us are not aware of). Only this feature is going to deprecated that too not immediately. 

The end of the beginning will commence on March 2020, Starting that month Chrome will no longer accept chrome apps from developers on its chrome web store. 

Developers will still be able to update their existing apps till June 2022 which is the  deadline for all users including chrome OS users. But if you are a Windows, Mac or Linux user then this feature will end for us on Coming June 2020.

Here is the timeline ..

  • March 2020: Chrome Web Store will stop accepting new Chrome Apps. Developers will be able to update existing Chrome Apps through June 2022.
  • June 2020: End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Customers who have Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy to extend support through December 2020.
  • December 2020: End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • June 2021: End support for NaCl, PNaCl, and PPAPI APIs.
  • June 2021: End support for Chrome Apps on Chrome OS. Customers who have Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy to extend support through June 2022.
  • June 2022: End support for Chrome Apps on Chrome OS for all customers.
Support for extensions doesn't have any issue, as Google clarified that it will keep on accepting and will allow the extensions to be installed and there is no change in it. However, if you are a web developer then you can move forward with Google by developing PWA's.


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