Microsoft has collaborated with Google to bring the option of uninstalling Google’s desktop apps from MS Windows. Microsoft engineers have worked to bring this change in Chrome in Windows, so that it would work like a native app.
Reports suggest that Windows 10 users may be provided with the option to uninstall Progressive Web Applications (PWAs) that are basically a Java Script framework that works like a native app but is different from traditional native apps, as they are not entirely combined with the OS and therefore, can not be uninstalled.
With Google’s new tool, the PWAs would be able to be uninstalled like native apps on a desktop, either through the Control Panel or Settings.
The tool is not yet available but according to news, Google may introduce it soon. Moreover, it’s been reported that Microsoft has been working on this feature for almost a year now, ever since it was added to Edge.
Google had also said back in June 2019 that it wants PWAs to be given an uninstalling option via Control Panel or Settings like the normal native apps. Microsoft started working on an “Uninstall Registry Entry” project for Windows registry, but the work was delayed when the Chromium Branch, where the tool was being developed, was abandoned. The work has now resumed with Chrome 86, and so the uninstall tool can be expected to roll out soon.