Google Ends Support For Chrome Apps Soon


Chrome Web Store Will Stop Accepting New Chrome Apps


Google updates its timeline to end support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS. It means from March 2020, the chrome web store would not accept the new apps.

But the app developers can update their apps until June 2022. After that, the service will stop for every one.

Since the launch of Chrome Apps in 2013. As community members, Google is continue to work with other browsers and invest to bring rich new capabilities to the platform, as seen in the announcements made at the Chrome Developer Summit last November, according to Chromium blog.

Google support for Chrome Apps across all operating systems Timeline as follows:

  • March 2020: Chrome Web Store will stop accepting new Chrome Apps. Developers will be able to update existing Chrome Apps through June 2022.
  • June 2020: End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Customers who have Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy to extend support through December 2020.
  • December 2020: End support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  • June 2021: End support for NaCl, PNaCl, and PPAPI APIs.
  • June 2021: End support for Chrome Apps on Chrome OS. Customers who have Chrome Enterprise and Chrome Education Upgrade will have access to a policy to extend support through June 2022.
  • June 2022: End support for Chrome Apps on Chrome OS for all customers.


This change does not impact support for Chrome Extensions. Google will continue to support and invest in Chrome Extensions on all existing platforms.

Fostering a robust ecosystem of extensions is critical to Chrome's mission and we are committed to providing a useful extension platform for customizing the browsing experience for all users.

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