If you are using an older version of Chrome browser, it’s time to give it an update. Google recently announced that by the end of this year, its email service, Gmail, will stop supporting Chrome Browser version 53 and below.
Starting 8 February 2017, Google will display a banner on top of its Gmail interface for those who are using older version of Chrome Browser. The banner will encourage users to upgrade to the latest version of Chrome, version 55, which contains several important security updates.
This update mainly affects Windows XP and Windows Vista users. Since Google stopped supporting Chrome on these two Windows versions back in 2015, they are stuck on Chrome Browser version 49. Google recommends that you migrate to more secure and supported systems.
Don’t worry though, Gmail will still work on your older Chrome Browser versions. The banner will be there until the end of 2017. After that, if you are still on an older version of Chrome Browser, you will be redirected to the basic HTML version of Gmail. However, since Google will no longer support these older Chrome Browser versions, your Gmail will be more vulnerable to security risks, so Google “strongly encourage you to update to the latest version of Chrome”.