Google will retire Chrome app launcher: Here’s the reason why

Google said that since Windows, Mac and Linux users prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome, it is discontinuing the app launcher.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: March 28, 2016 4:39 pm
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Google has announced that it will retire its Chrome app launcher. The company said that since Windows, Mac and Linux users prefer to launch their apps from within Chrome, it is discontinuing the app launcher.

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“With Chrome’s continued emphasis on simplicity and streamlining browser features, the launcher will be removed from those platforms. It will remain unchanged on Chrome OS,” Google said. It added that the removal process will take place ovr next few months.

Users with the launcher will get a notification informing about the removal. ” In July, existing instances of the launcher will be removed,” Google said in a blog post. Users will however still be able to acess Chrome apps by clicking apps shrtcut in the bookmarks bar or through chrome://apps in the omnibox.

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    Josh
    Mar 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm
    I feel like this is a joke because half of the vowels were missing from where they were supposed to be.
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    brent
    Mar 27, 2016 at 9:05 pm
    I understand getting rid of the igoogle personal start page but I'm gonna miss the google desktop launcher. I'm one of the one's that used it for checking my email
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    Kia
    Mar 29, 2016 at 3:33 am
    Not cool at all.
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    Peratchi Selvam
    Apr 2, 2016 at 4:25 pm
    After the entry of Sundar Pichai, Google doodle has been changed. Its looks like a cartoon image. The old one itself is better that the new one. And now Chrome App launcher feature is closed. Chrome launcher is useful. If people don't like Chrome App launcher, then it can be removed from taskbar, start menu, and desktop icon. Its not a difficult task. There is no need to remove the Chrome App launcher. And majority of the people wants Chrome App launcher back......
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    Becker
    Mar 28, 2016 at 2:57 pm
    Only real journalist use blog update apps on their phones while riding the subway.
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    Tom G.
    Mar 27, 2016 at 3:18 pm
    Yup makes sense to me. I use Chrome every day on my Windows 10 machine and tried the launcher. It seemed redundant since the favorites bar does the same thing if you set it up that way. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Less complexity = fewer vulnerabilities.
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