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Google to drop support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

Don't panic. The Google browser is safe, but the company will drop a feature that leveraged web technologies into separate apps.

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Google has killed a lot of things in the past, including Google Buzz, Google Wave and Google Reader. Well Google's grim reaper is at it again. This time, Google Chrome apps will no longer work on Windows, Mac and Linux by 2018. The company says only 1 percent of Chrome users took advantage of this feature. However, Chrome apps will still function on Chrome OS, which powers Chromebooks.

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Google to drop support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux