Google Pulls Down Apps Section From The Web Store On Google Chrome

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Google has shut down the "app" section of the Chrome Web Store for those platforms, meaning you can't install Chrome Apps anymore.

The blog post reads: "Chrome Apps will be removed from Chrome Web Store search & browse functions in mid-December 2017".

After announcing it previous year, Google has finally removed the apps section from its Chrome Web store on Mac, Windows and Linux Platforms. For more information on PWAs, you can visit the dedicated Google developers page here.

As explained in the report, there were two broad types of Chrome apps available to users. In the post, Google said that "approximately 1 percent of users on Windows, Mac and Linux actively use Chrome packaged apps".

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"As we continue our efforts to simplify Chrome, we believe it's time to begin the evolution away from the Chrome apps platform".

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.

Yesterday, Google kept its promise by completely removing apps from the Chrome Web Store. However, the Chrome OS users will still have access to the apps installed by the Store for the foreseeable future. Other features of a PWA website include integrated push notifications and some offline capabilities, according to Ars Technica. Add to that, most of the hosted apps were, in fact, already implemented as regular Web apps.

Google removes apps from Chrome web browser. In a message Google recently sent to developers (via Android Police), Google said that it was now working to bring Progressive Web Apps to desktop and that it was targetting a launch date of mid-2018. ChromeStory has found the web portal for Chrome Remote Desktop at, where it appears to have options to both gain access to someone's device, or give access to your device to someone else for tech support.