Previously it was reported that Google Delays Manifest V3, Adblocker Can Last Longerwhere starting in January 2023, Google will present v2 manifest support disable option on Google Chrome Canary, Dev and Beta via Flags Experimental.
But friends, on Friday 9 December 2022 yesterday, Simeon Vincent who is in charge of relationships developers for Chrome extension acknowledged the many complaints from the developers about the features and the amount bugs that need to be fixedso finally Google decided to again postpone the plan to disable the Manifest v2 extension in the version chrome pre release used by the developers.
“As we head towards Manifest V3 migration, we are intently monitoring comments from the developer community to help inform our timelines. We’ve heard your feedback on the common challenges posed by the migration, specifically the service worker’s inability to use DOM capabilities and the current hard limit on extension service worker lifetimes. We’re mitigating the former with the Offscreen Documents API (added in Chrome 109) and are actively pursuing a solution to the latter.” said Simeon Vincent.
In addition, Vincent also said that they would help developers to migrate from Manifest v2 to v3.
“We’re committed to providing developers solutions to migration challenges with new functionality, bug fixes, and adequate time for adoption. For this reason, we’re posting any January experiments to turn off Manifest V2 in pre-release channels of Chrome and changes to the featured badge in the Chrome Webstore, and we’ll be evaluating all downstream milestones as well. Expect to hear more about the updated phase-out plan and schedule by March of 2023. Our guiding principle will be to give developers sufficient time to update and test their extensions after the launch of these new capabilities before turning off Manifest V2.” he continued.
So, with this news, testing to disable Manifest v2 in Pre-Release versions of Google Chrome will be delayed indefinitely, but in March 2023 there may be further news regarding this.
Let’s just wait for complete information from Google in the future. So what do you think? comment below guys.