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Google Browser Updates from Google

posted Jun 7, 2011, 4:56 PM by Bonnie Thurber
Hi There,

We have important changes to announce in Google Apps browser support and recommended steps to take. Beginning on August 1, 2011, Google Apps support for the following browsers versions will be DISCONTINUED:

- Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
- Mozilla Firefox 3.5
- Apple Safari 3

After August 1, you and your users may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites with these older browsers, and eventually these apps may stop working entirely. We are making this change to give users the best experience with Google Apps, so we can offer the capabilities of modern browsers to deliver features such as desktop notifications for Gmail and drag-and-drop file upload in Google Docs.

For this reason, beginning August 1, 2011, Google Apps will support the current and previous major releases of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we’ll begin supporting that version and stop supporting the third-oldest version.


For the best experience and support from Google, we encourage you to update to the latest version of your favorite browser now. There are many to choose from:

- Google Chrome
- Mozilla Firefox
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Apple Safari

For more information, please visit our blog post and help center article. Feel free to reach out to me if you have additional questions or concerns.


Jordan Pedraza | Google Apps for Education | | (650) 253-6250