Adobe Will Finally Kill Flash By The End Of 2020

Kill Flash

Adobe just announced that it will soon kill Flash support by the end of 2020. This is not at all surprising, especially when Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Facebook and others have already started switching to HTML 5 as default.

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Adobe To Kill Flash Support

Adobe announced the killing and also said that it will encourage web developers to migrate any existing Flash content to open standards. Adobe has also teamed up with Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla for an easy transition.

Kill Flash

  • Mozilla Firefox –  Users will have an option to choose which websites will run the Flash plugin. Flash will be disabled by default for most users in 2019, and only users running the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) will be able to continue using Flash through the final end-of-life at the end of 2020.
  • Google Chrome-  Will continue phasing out Flash over the next few years, first by asking for your permission to run Flash in more situations, and eventually disabling it by default. Google will remove Flash completely from Chrome toward the end of 2020.

  • Microsoft Windows – Will phase out Flash from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, culminating in the removal of Flash from Windows entirely by the end of 2020. This process began already for Microsoft Edge with “Click-to-Run” for Flash in the Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • Apple – iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch never supported Flash. For the Mac, the transition from Flash began in 2010 when Flash was no longer pre-installed. Today, if users install Flash, it remains off by default. Safari requires explicit approval on each website before running the Flash plugin.

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Adobe said that several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology which includes gaming, education and so on. They also added that it will continue to support Flash on a number of major OS’s and browser that currently support Flash content with regular security patches, maintaining OS and browser compatibility and adding features and capabilities needed.

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