Official support for Windows 7 ended back in January this year and at that time, Google said that Chrome would be supported until 2021 but due to this year and its conditions, Google has had to extend the support until 2022 because whatever upgrade plans companies had have been on pause.
Google has spoken to some enterprise customers and the upgrade plan from Windows 7 to Windows 10 hasn’t been a priority at all, due to the pandemic and other ongoing IT needs.
The original deadline for Chrome was originally July 2021 but this has now been extended until the 15th January 2022.
“While the past few months served as a catalyst for technology investments and digital transformation initiatives for many organizations, for others, some planned IT projects may have had to take a back seat. Migrating to Windows 10 was a part of many organizations’ roadmap for the year. But as new priorities for IT teams emerged, we’ve heard that 21% of organizations are still in the process of migrating to Windows 10. Our hope is that this extension gives our enterprise customers the flexibility they need to continue supporting their workforce, while moving off of Windows 7 as their situation allows.”