Google announced today that it will soon stop supporting IE 8, so if you’re an Internet Explorer user who also uses Google Apps, you might want to consider upgrading soon.
“As we announced last year, we support the latest version of Google Chrome (which automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available) as well as the current and prior major release of Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari on a rolling basis,” Google said in a blog post. “Each time a new version of one of these browsers is released, we begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.”
Google made the initial announcement in June of 2011, and started the practice on August 1, 2011.
IE 10 launches on October 26, and Google will stop supporting IE 8 on November 15. At that point, Google says IE 8 users will see a message recommending they upgrade their browser.
This goes for Google Apps, Google Apps For Business and Education and Government editions.