On November 15, 2012, Google pulled its browser support for Internet Explorer 8. This means that users of this browser have received messages telling them to update their browser when they attempt to access Google Apps services ever since the switch.
Google announced the change in September. This was in response to Microsoft announcing that Internet Explorer 10 would be coming out in October. Apparently, Google is unwilling to provide browser support for more than two versions of a browser. Its own Google Chrome automatically updates itself to the latest version, so Google has no reason to support older versions.
Since you need to have a Windows Vista or newer operating system to access Internet Explorer 9 or 10, this means you will need to switch browsers if you have Windows XP or older and need to access Google Apps. Since Safari is no longer available for Windows operating systems, this means the choices for older Windows operating systems that need to access Google Apps are limited to Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Browser support can help you optimize your online experience
If you need to switch browsers and are unsure of what browser would be the best for your situation or if you just want to make sure your browser is optimized, it may be a good idea to contact a computer tech support company that provides complete browser support online. They can help you download the latest version and ensure all your bookmarks and saved passwords are transferred as well.
Even if you don’t have an older Windows operating system, this may be a good opportunity to explore all your browser options and make sure you are using the best browser for your situation. A computer tech support company with browser support can help you with this, as well as make sure your browser is optimized.
If the browser you use is less than optimal, this could lead to a slow and frustrating online experience. This could even be costly if you use your browser for your work or business as a slower browser means a loss in productivity.
Also, Google is undoubtedly not alone in its decision to not provide browser support for older versions of browsers. If you want to ensure that you will be able to access websites in the future, it would be a good idea to make sure you are keeping updated with the latest version of whatever browser you choose to use. Of course, keeping updated on the latest version is a good idea for any software.