Gmail Will No Longer Support Old Chrome Because Of Security Risks

Gmail Will No Longer Support Old Chrome Because Of Security Risks

Google released Tuesday that Gmail will stop supporting out of date versions of its Chrome web browser soon , in a move that would apply yet another highlight in the coffins of Microsoft windows XP and Windows Vista .

Consumers of Chrome version 53 and earlier editions of the web browser might start being redirected to the basic HTML model of Gmail as soon as December , the company said in a press release . Starting up next week , those who will be affected by the transform will start watching a poster at the top of Gmail notify them to change to an present version of Google’s web browser .

The affected browser versions include Chrome v49 , the last version of the software that supports XP and Vista . While Microsoft company officially just finished support for XP beyond two and a half in years past , Gmail has went on to work with it . Vista Service Pack 2 will reach the end of its extended support time period on April 11 .

Google also mentioned that members of previous versions of Chrome are more at risk of security exploits , which can be of individual importance for XP , due to the fact Microsoft company is not really even presenting security patches for the computer .

Google advised that administrators controlling Chrome on behalf of their members upgrade them at this point . If they can’t be updated caused by an incompatible OS , Google recommended admins take care of that as well .

According To Google:

Starting February 8, 2017, we will show a banner at the top of the Gmail interface for users who are still on Google Chrome Browser v53 and below to encourage upgrading to the latest version of Chrome, currently on version 55. Chrome Browser v55 contains several important security updates.

Gmail users that are still on Windows XP and Windows Vista are the most likely to be affected, because v49 was the last released version which supported those operating systems. As previously announced in April 2015 and November 2015, these systems are no longer maintained by Microsoft, and we strongly encourage you to migrate to more secure and supported systems.