Previously, in 2016, Google announced that it was ending support for Chrome apps in Windows, macOS, and Linux. Google says it stopped supporting Chrome apps in these systems because users no longer rely on Chrome apps as the web platform grows stronger, with less than 1 per cent of users now using Chrome apps.
Today, four years later, however, Google has only streamlined the Chrome App Store, and it’s still working, but it looks like it’s finally determined to make a full-on look. Recently, Google announced a timetable for the phase-out of Chrome apps.
From March 2020, the Chrome Online App Store will no longer accept new apps, but developers will continue to update existing apps;
Google will stop supporting the Chrome Online App Store until June 2020, when the Chrome Online App Store on Windows, Mac and Linux will not be available.
A year later, in June 2021, Google will stop supporting the Chrome Online App Store on Chrome OS.
Google is already helping developers move from Chrome to web apps or Android apps optimized for Chrome OS, which also bodes well for Chrome OS’s integration with Android’s two operating systems.