Google has warned G Suite admins to inform their customers to replace a number of iOS and Android apps or else they may cease engaged on August 12, 2020.
The problems have an effect on G Suite clients and customers of Google’s cellular apps with a private Google account.
Google is urging users to update the Classroom iOS app, in addition to Docs, Drive, Sheets, and Slides on iOS and Android. Customers also needs to replace the Drive File Stream desktop app and the Gmail iOS app.
Google notes that variations of the apps launched earlier than December 2018 usually tend to be impacted by modifications rolling out on August 12.
“In 2018, we started making modifications to our API and repair infrastructure to enhance efficiency and safety. On account of these modifications, some older variations of G Suite desktop and cellular apps could cease engaged on August 12, 2020,” Google notes.
Google does not clarify what these modifications had been, however as 9to5Google points out, they seem like associated to Google discontinuing help for the JSON-RPC protocol and international HTTP batch endpoints.
It was scheduled to occur in March till Google realized a “few extremely impacted clients may not have acquired the sooner notification”.
“Consequently, we’re extending the deprecation timeline to August 12, 2020, after we will discontinue help for each these options,” Google said on its developer blog updated on June 10.
“Please be aware the timeline extension to August 12, 2020 doesn’t apply to Locations API. Please go to Places SDK for iOS migration for data on Locations API migration.”
Whereas it appears unlikely that many individuals are utilizing Google’s iOS and Android apps that have not been up to date since 2018, Google issued the warning to make sure that firm “workflows usually are not disrupted”.
The message for admins is to encourage customers to improve their apps. For finish customers, Google says to replace affected apps “as quickly as potential”.