Google makes it clear that it no longer supports Google Chrome v53 and below, users advised to switch to latest versions.
In an effort to encourage people to discard the older versions and to use up-to-date ones, Google announced that Gmail will not support Google Chrome versions 53 and below. This step will be effective from February 8th.
The G suite blog reads, “Starting February 8, 2017, we will show a banner at the top of the Gmail interface for users who are still on Google Chrome Browser v53 and below to encourage upgrading to the latest version of Chrome, currently on version 55. Chrome Browser v55 contains several important security updates.”
Such announcements were mad earlier too, to push the users to use newer versions instead of older ones that are liable to vulnerabilities. However, it is unlikely that Gmail would completely stop working, but it will not incorporate any new feature and bug fixes introduced by Microsoft. Google says, “Users who remain on Chrome v53 and below could be redirected to the basic HTML version of Gmail as early as Dec 2017.”
The impact of this decision is though almost negligible on the corporate world, the common users are affected. As it appears, the main reason for the hesitations of users in migrating to a newer version is the problematic nature of Windows10. But those who are sticking to Windows Vista and Windows XP are advised to shift to the versions suggested by Google.
To read full details, read the blog: https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/02/gmail-no-longer-supporting-chrome-v53.html