Zoom Set to Shut Down One of Its Most Popular Apps

Zoom Set to Shut Down One of Its Most Popular Apps
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One of Zoom’s most popular apps is being phased out as the company seeks to modernize some of its services for users worldwide.

The video conferencing behemoth has announced that its Chromebook app will be discontinued. Chromebooks are low-cost computers that run Google’s ChromeOS and have become extremely popular among schools and universities.

However, the company noted that users shouldn’t be concerned about the loss of Zoom indefinitely, claiming that it is only changing to create something superior.

Zoom on Chromebook

After August 2022, this app will no longer be officially supported. To join meetings on ChromeOS, please use the new Zoom for Chrome PWA,” said a notice in the Zoom app for Chromebooks, which has recently begun to appear.

The app will be decommissioned in August 2022, giving users a few more weeks to enjoy the original version, which was released during Zoom’s heyday in the early weeks and months of the pandemic.

The Zoom app for Chromebooks is pretty basic, according to 9to5Google, which first noticed the alert. It only offers standard access to video calls and meetings without any of the added functionality that has been added to other versions of Zoom over the years.

Google announced in August 2020 that Chrome apps would be phased out across all platforms, with Windows, Mac, and Linux support ending in June 2021. This was later extended to all Chrome apps on ChromeOS until June 2022, when the company stopped accepting new apps and listing or making existing apps available for download on the Chrome Web Store.

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In 2021, Zoom demonstrated a Progressive Web App (PWA) for Chromebooks, which included much of the standard functionality found on other platforms and updated UI and apps.

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