Google Apps supports the following browsers:
We support the latest version of Google Chrome (which automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available). We support the current and previous major releases of Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, we begin supporting that version and stop supporting the third most recent version.
At Google, we’re committed to developing web applications that go beyond the limits of traditional software. Our engineering teams make use of new capabilities only available in modern, up-to-date browsers which also provide improved security and performance. For support entitled Google Apps customers, Google provides one-to-one support for Chrome core functionality under the Google Apps agreement.
Google Apps services
A few Google Apps core services rely on specific browsers for some features:
- Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, and Slides: Offline access requires Chrome
- Gmail: Desktop Notifications require Chrome
Internet Explorer 9 users
As previously announced, Internet Explorer 11 launched on October 17, 2013, and as a result, we've discontinued support for Internet Explorer 9.
Organizations that depend on old versions of Internet Explorer may want to consider a dual browser strategy.
Windows and Mac OS X versions
All browsers must be running on a platform that is actively supported by Microsoft or Apple.
- Calendar: Calendars display in read-only mode.
- Gmail: Gmail users are redirected to the basic HTML interface of Gmail.
- Docs editors: Drawings and presentations don't display properly.
Using Google Apps on a mobile device? For information about our update policy for iOS and Android apps, see Google Apps mobile apps update policy.