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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®, Safari®, Microsoft® Edge™, and Internet Explorer® 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.

Virtual environments, such as Citrix® and VMware®, may not fully support all of the functionality in Google Apps for all types of configurations. For the best experience, use the browsers on your local computer.
Browser settings

All browsers must have cookies and JavaScript® enabled to use Google Apps.

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.
  • GmailDesktop Notifications require Chrome.
  • Hangouts—Microsoft Edge is currently not compatible for Google Hangouts video calls. If Internet Explorer 11 is also installed, the user is redirected to open Hangouts in Internet Explorer 11.
Microsoft browsers

Microsoft Edge launched on Jul 29, 2015 as successor to Internet Explorer 11. As a result, we’ve discontinued support for Internet Explorer 10.

Organizations that depend on old versions of Internet Explorer may want to consider a dual browser strategy.

Unsupported browsers
Google Apps users with unsupported browsers may find that some features don't function, or the application doesn't load. For example:
  • 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.

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