Zoom, the video conferencing platform, has gained huge popularity at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. It became the most popular app at that time for virtual business meetings. Moreover, it was used for personal purposes.
However, the Zoom app to shut down in August for Chromebooks. The Zoom app displays a notice for Chromebooks advising that the app will be shutting down in August 2022.
So Chromebook users will need to use the new Zoom PWA app to join meetings on ChromeOS.
Users can use the Zoom Progressive Web App (PWA) on Chromebook
The notice says, please use the new Zoom for Chrome PWA to join meetings on Chromebooks.
Those who use the Zoom app on Chromebook see this message: “This app will no longer be officially supported after August 2022. Please use the new Zoom for Chrome PWA to join meetings on ChromeOS.”
According to reports, the Zoom app has been available for a few years with very limited functionality. Also, the app hasn’t received any major updates for a while.
One of the main reasons for the app closing is that it’s an old app that won’t work on Chromebooks.
In August 2020, Google announced that it would be phasing out Chrome apps on all platforms. In June 2021, support ended for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Now this year, Google is also removing Chrome apps on Chrome OS by closing new apps. New apps will not be accepted and existing apps will be private and not listed in the Chrome Web Store.
However, Zoom is available in Progressive Web App (PWA) for Chromebooks. It launched in 2021 and has received major updates over the past year.
Zoom PWA for chrome is a better version than the original app. It offers most features like Zoom on Windows and macOS.