Just now, Google announced that the Chrome App launcher, for Windows, Linux and Mac OS systems will discontinue. The Chrome App Launcher, which was available for these three operating systems, will no longer be there. According to the Google, the Chrome’s users are not using this Chrome App launcher to open the apps. That’s why Google decided to remove it from next update.
The Google officials said that the Chrome’s approach towards simplicity and streamlining browsing features is the main reason of the removal of App launcher from Chrome family. The Chrome App Launcher will be removed from next update of the Google Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. The main reason is that the chrome’s users did not prefer Apps launcher to start Chrome apps. They’re doing it mostly from the Chrome Browser itself.
Google said in a blog post that the existing Chrome users will get a notification about the removal of the Chrome App launcher. The Chrome apps however, can be accessed from the apps short cut in chrome’s bookmarks or via “chrome://apps” command. The Chrome Apps launcher will be left intact for the Chrome OS users.