In January, Google spelled out the close-out of the Chrome app concept, putting browser versions – and thus dates – to the final days of the once-lauded, now-defunct notion.
(This has been coming for a while, what with Google originally saying in 2016 that Chrome would reject running apps by early 2018.)
As of Chrome 83 – which originally had a June 9 launch date – Chrome won’t support apps on Windows, macOS or Linux. However, it will offer a grace period to managed browsers. “If your organization needs extra time to adjust, a policy will be available to extend support until Chrome 87,” Google wrote.
Chrome 87, the last upgrade for the year, is now scheduled for release Nov. 17.