Google extends Windows 7 support by 6 months. The company said that many IT companies have not switched to Windows 10 yet, and use Windows 7 on many devices.
The Windows 7 operating system is not officially supported by Microsoft since January 2020. Initially, Google was about to discontinue Chrome on Windows 7 on July 15, 2021. However, this has changed. The company cites the ongoing pandemic as a possible reason of why the companies aren't able to drop Windows 7 and go with Windows 10. Also, their continue to receive updates for Windows 7 via a paid ESU subscription.
In light these current events, the company has decided to postpone the end-of-support date for Chrome on Windows 7 by six months - to January 15, 2022.
Google has determined that 21 percent of companies are currently migrating to Windows 10, while at 78% have already been done that. Only one percent of the enterprise customers has not yet started the changeover.