The clients use the Chrome browser on Google to run the Gmail account but it has become the difficult task for the users to work on older Windows variants. The email service will not provide on the Chrome version 53 and the result is that support for Gmail is not provided on Older Windows versions.
Most of the uses run the older version of Chrome, which run invariably on Windows XP and Vista and this is the platform, which saw Chrome updated way back with the version 49, as announced by Google on the G Suite Updates blog.
Users are still using Gmail on these platforms to continue working till end of 2017 and during this period, the users will be redirected automatically to basic HTML version. From the next year, the service will not be provided. The latest version of Chrome is Chrome v55 and Google gives the emphasis with ‘several important security updates’. The company has maintained its policy to the latest version of the web browser to support and it provides maximum protection, which is an update of the latest version.
The users remain on Chrome v53 and below that could be redirected to basic HTML version of Gmail till Dec 2017. Microsoft has given the reasons many times to kill the support for the older Windows variants. Windows XP is less than 10% of market now and Vista is now non-existent and lot of users will not be affected the news.