Chrome PWAs can now be changed in Windows Settings

Claudiu Andone
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  • The Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are applications that you can use on your Windows 10 but they run in the cloud so that they don't burden your system.
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Microsoft and Google improve integration of PWA in Windows 10

The Progressive Web Apps (PWA) are applications that you can use on your Windows 10 but they run in the cloud so that they don’t burden your system.

Almost all browsers support them, including the Chromium Edge. They are not really that new but their adoption is increasing slowly.

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It seems that when it comes to the cloud business, Microsoft partners with other big companies to integrate other technologies into Windows 10.

For instance, not long ago, Microsoft has partnered Samsung to bring Android apps to Windows 10. It’s a huge step that may also extend for other Android devices in the future.

Now, Microsoft is working with Google to further enhance the PWAs integration with Windows 10.

How can I uninstall Chrome PWAs from Windows 10 Settings?

A Reddit user posted a video from an allegedly Microsoft engineer that demonstrated a future option for Chrome PWAs. Long story short, you will be able to uninstall a PWA from Chrome using the Windows 10 Settings.

And after you uninstall the app from Windows 10, it will also uninstall from Chrome.

This move from Microsoft is part of a bigger plan of the company called the Hosted App Model that is meant to enhance the cloud apps integration:

With the Hosted App Model, an app can declare itself as a host, and then packages can declare a dependency upon that host and are known as hosted apps.

When the hosted app is launched, the host executable is then launched with the identity of the hosted app package instead of its own identity.

This allows the host to be able to access the contents of the hosted app package and when calling APIs it does so with the hosted app identity.

We have to mention the fact that uninstalling Edge PWAs in Windows 10 is already possible.

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Do you use PWAs? Tell us what do you think about them in the Comments section below.

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