Oh, Thank You, Google! Die old browsers, DIE!


If you’re someone who builds web sites, you will love this. It is time for older browsers to die and stop wasting innovation’s time.

For web applications to spring even farther ahead of traditional software, our teams need to make use of new capabilities available in modern browsers. For example, desktop notifications for Gmail and drag-and-drop file upload in Google Docs require advanced browsers that support HTML5. Older browsers just don’t have the chops to provide you with the same high-quality experience.

For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the current and prior major release of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.

If you love using the web, take some responsibility and get updated to the latest and greatest browsers – but only after listening to #dys137 live next Wednesday, June 8th, right here.

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