Time to upgrade: Google is discontinuing support for older browsers

Google announced this earlier but if you have not upgraded your browser in forever this notice is for you. They are officially going to stop supporting old software, see the Admin letter below.

Dear Google Apps Administrator,

We are contacting you to let you know you important changes 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 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.

To give users the best experience with Google Apps, we need 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

Note: Gmail offline requires either Firefox 3.6 or Internet Explorer 8. Read more about supported browsers for Google Apps in the Help Center:



The Google Apps Team

John Bunka - Simplex Studios

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