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Google to end support for Chrome app launcher

Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 18:24
Google to end support for Chrome app launcher

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Search engine giant Google has decided that it will not provide support for its Chrome app launcher for Windows, Linux and Mac platforms from July this year.

The company has said that all the users of the following platforms prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome and it is because of this reason that the company decided to discontinue the app launcher.

“With Chrome’s continued emphasis on simplicity and streamlining browser features, the launcher will be removed from those platforms. It will remain unchanged on Chrome OS,” Google said. It added that the removal process will take place over next few months.

Users with the launcher will get a notification informing about the removal. ” In July, existing instances of the launcher will be removed,” Google said in a blog post. Users will however still be able to access Chrome apps by clicking apps shortcut in the bookmarks bar or through chrome://apps in the omnibox.

Earlier, Google had also announced that it would stop supporting the Chrome Web browser on older operating systems such as Windows XP, Vista, and lower versions after April.

(With Agency inputs)

First Published: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 18:24

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