Mumbai: Search engine giant Google recently announced that the company will end support for its Chrome app launcher for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms starting July.
The company’s engineering director Marc Pawliger via a blog post confirmed the news. He said, “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.”
Pawliger pointed out that the removal process would take place over the next several months. In the next few weeks, Chrome will no longer enable the launcher when users first install a Chrome app. “Anyone who currently has the launcher will receive a notice informing them that the launcher will be going away,” he added.
The first instances of the launcher will be removed starting July.However, users will still be able to access Chrome apps by clicking on the app’s shortcut in the bookmarks bar or typing “Chrome://” 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....