Google has announced that it will extend Chrome support for Windows 7 until at least January 15, 2020.
The tech giant was not originally going to extend support after July 15, 2021, but is rolling out the six-month extension due to customer feedback.
Google notes that this year has presented many challenges for organizations and that some planned IT projects may have been delayed.
“Facing tough business and technology decisions, supporting a changing work environment, and navigating uncertainty are some of the problems IT leaders have faced over the course of 2020,” the tech giant noted in a blog post.
Although Windows 7 is more than a decade old, Google says that 22 percent of organizations using the Windows operating system have yet to migrate to Windows 10.
“With this support extension, companies with their updates still in progress can be assured that users who remain on Windows 7 will continue to benefit from the security and productivity benefits of Chrome,” the blog post describes.
Google says it will continue to assess the conditions facing its business customers and communicate any other changes in the future.