Google is killing Chrome Apps for desktops, for good

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We've also long since known that Google would drop Chrome web apps from Linux, Mac and Windows.

If it sounds complicated, you can check out the Google Support documentation which takes you through setting up and using Chrome Remote Desktop on your Windows, Mac or Linux PC or Chromebook. Google has shut down the "app" section of the Chrome Web Store for those platforms, meaning you can't install Chrome Apps anymore. Provide remote assistance to Windows, Mac and Linux users, or access your Windows and Mac desktops at any time, all from the Chrome browser on virtually any device, including Chromebooks. All Chrome Apps that have already been installed on Chrome browsers will also cease to function sometime in early 2018. Hosted apps were basically glorified bookmarks, which makes little sense on a real desktop OS but gave Chrome OS users a way to pin important webpages to certain parts of the UI. It'll be interesting to see if people care to adopt these once they're widely available.

All types of Chrome apps will remain supported and maintained on Chrome OS for the foreseeable future. This is the plug-in point for password managers, script and ad blockers, mail checkers, and even the occasional fully fledged app, like Google Hangouts for Chrome. For more information on PWAs, you can visit the dedicated Google developers page here.

PWAs already work on the Chrome app for Android devices.

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Another great thing about Progressive Web Apps is that it's not exclusive to Google's Chrome web browser because it uses all existing W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards. When Google's done working on PWAs on Android, the company could move forward by bringing it to other versions of the Chrome web browser.

This is the companion extension for the Chrome Remote Desktop website (https://remotedesktop.google.com).

Google's replacement for Chrome apps will come in the form of what it refers to as PWAs or progressive web apps.

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