Google announced that it would shut down the older versions of many of its Drive apps or G Suite apps such as Docs, Sheets, Slides and Google Drive. That means all the Older version apps will no longer available on Android and iOS devices starting from 3rd April 2017.
The company will notify the users who are currently using an older version and have to update to the newer versions which start from 1st March 2017. People can find the entire list of Older version apps that Google will kill on 3rd April which is as follows.
For Android devices
- Google Drive for Android (before version 2.4.311)
- Google Docs for Android (before version 1.6.292)
- Google Sheets for Android (before version 1.6.292)
- Google Slides for Android (before version 1.6.292)
For iOS devices
- Google Drive for iOS (before version 4.16)
- Google Docs for iOS (before version 1.2016.12204)
- Google Sheets for iOS (before version 1.2016.12208)
- Google Slides for iOS (before version 1.2016.12203)
“If you are using any of these unsupported versions, we encourage you to download and install the latest version of that mobile application. Note that similar Web and desktop applications will not be affected by this change,” Google explains in its post.
Hence those who are using any of these Older version apps, have to upgrade to the newer versions in the settings menu. However, many users prefer older versions for various reasons like hardware issues, play services and much more. As Google pulling out the versions from 3rd April 2017, users need to update their apps to modern versions.