Windows XP and Vista users beware! Google plans to disable Gmail on your PCs if you use Chrome browsers soon.
Google has mentioned on their blog post that due to security reasons, Gmail will stop working On Chrome versions 53 and below. The latest version of Chrome is 56, and Google is recommending users to upgrade soon. That means anything below Windows 8 is doomed.
Now that is not a bad thing, Windows XP and Vista support has been discontinued by Microsoft since a few years. People who use the internet should always use the latest updates to protect their security. From Google blog,
What happens if users continue to use Chrome Browser v53 and below?
- Gmail will continue to function on Chrome Browser v53 and below through the end of the 2017.
- If you continue to use older versions of Chrome Browser now that support has ended, Gmail will be more vulnerable to security risks and users will not have access to new features and bugfixes.
- Users who remain on Chrome v53 and below could be redirected to the basic HTML version of Gmail as early as Dec 2017.
You should definitely update your OS to make sure you can access your mails and keep your PC.