The Drupal Project Lead (Dries Buytaert), the Drupal Association and the Drupal Security Working Group have been monitoring the Drupal 7 ecosystem since the previous end-of-life extension. Since the majority of all sites in the Drupal project are still running on Drupal 7, they decided that there is a need to provide additional support to community members still using this version.
During this support extension, Drupal 7 will continue to receive security updates, with releases published as usual on Drupal.org and available in the update manager. The current end-of-life date is cancelled and extended until at least November 2023.
The Drupal Project Lead, the Drupal Security Working Group and the Drupal Association will meet regularly to evaluate the state of Drupal 7 based on a number of criteria yet to be determined.