Google will no longer support older versions of its chrome browser, in efforts to completely terminate use of Windows XP and Windows Vista. Starting February 8, 2017, users using Google Chrome Browserv53 and below will see a banner at the top of the Gmail interface to encourage upgrading to the latest version currently Chrome Browser v55.
“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 As previously announced in April 2015 and November 2015, these systems are no longer maintained by Microsoft, and we strongly encourage you to migrate to more secure and supported systems.” Said Google in a statement
Google has warned that those who choose to continue using the older versions will be vulnerable to security risks and users will not have access to new features and bugfixes. Google has made it clear that only the most recent version of Chrome is supported.
V55 version Specs
Search and navigate from the same box. Choose from results and suggestions that appear as you type, including your recent searches and visited websites, so you can get to what you want in a snap. Search from the omnibox
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Pick up where you left off
Chrome brings your open tabs, bookmarks and recent searches from your computer to your phone or tablet, and vice versa. That way you have your web on all of your devices. Just sign in on your other devices to start syncing. When you sign into the Chrome browser, you can save and sync things like your bookmarks, history, passwords, and other settings to your Google Account, so you can get to them on any device.
However, users have been advised to only sign in to Chrome from trusted devices. To keep personal data safe.
Make Chrome yours
Browse just the way you’d like with Chrome themes, apps and extensions. Get straight to your favorite web destinations with bookmarks and start pages. Once you’ve set up Chrome, your customizations will be kept in sync across all of your devices.