Offline Support For Gmail In Chrome Stops Today

By | May 24, 2011 | 4 Comments

Offline Support For Gmail In Chrome Stops TodayAs of today, offline access to Gmail is no longer possible in Chrome. Gears, the software previously used in Chrome, was developed by Google and enables more powerful web applications by adding new features to a browser such as allowing some online files to be used offline. It is still available in Firefox 3.6 and Internet Explorer 8, but using outdated browsers to utilize an outdated plug in is not recommended.

Offline support for Gmail is set to return via the Chrome Web Store this summer in the form of a Gmail application. More information on the matter can be found here.


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Being passionate about software, Armin joined FavBrowser.com in early 2011 and has been actively writing ever since. Having accepted the challenge, he also enjoys watching anime, indulging in good books, staying fit and healthy, and trying new things.

  • Sarjoor

    I’m almost sure a correction is necessary.  Not *Gears* is set to return….. but Offline Gmail in Chrome is set to return via a web app.

    I’m pretty sure Google’s use of Gears is set to die permanently.

    • Armin

      Is that a fact?

      • Ross Hadden

        Yeah. As of over a year ago. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1593062/google-drops-gears

        • Armin

          Cheers. :]