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Google announces shutdown of legacy versions of Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides apps

Google has announced that numerous older versions of some of its apps will be permanently shut down early next quarter. The affected apps are all part of the company's G Suite, formerly known as Google Apps for Work.

The shutdown will come into effect on April 3, 2017, for all of the following apps on Android:

  • Google Drive for Android (prior to version 2.4.311)
  • Google Docs for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)
  • Google Sheets for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)
  • Google Slides for Android (prior to version 1.6.292)

...and on iOS:

  • Google Drive for iOS (prior to version 4.16)
  • Google Docs for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12204)
  • Google Sheets for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12208)
  • Google Slides for iOS (prior to version 1.2016.12203)

This month, Google will begin to inform users of these older, soon-to-be-deprecated app versions that they must upgrade to the latest available versions soon to be able to continue using them. "After March 1," Google said, "some users with very old versions will be forced to upgrade when they receive the prompt."

Source: Google

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