Zoom will begin ending support for its Chrome OS App in August 2022, with it being fully phased-out by February 1, 2023. Users are being asked to switch to the Zoom progressive web application (PWA) for the most up-to-date and feature-rich experience.
Key dates to be aware of:
- August 2022 - Zoom ended support for the Chrome OS App.
- November 5, 2022 - The app will no longer be searchable in the Chrome Web Store, but can still be accessed with the direct link.
- January 15, 2023 - When Chrome OS users click Zoom links, the PWA will automatically launch. This change will be made by Zoom.
- February 1, 2023 - The Chrome OS App will be fully removed from the Chrome Web Store and no longer available.
Users can install this from the Google Play store or by going to pwa.zoom.us/wc and clicking on the install option in the Chrome browser address bar. Note: Installation is not necessary to use the PWA, but will make it easier to access on Chrome, as the PWA will be listed with other installed Apps. The PWA can be accessed on other web browsers through the direct link: pwa.zoom.us/wc.
Zoom also strongly recommends that all users update to the most recent version of Chrome OS to maintain feature compatibility and continued improved performance.