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Adobe Flash Player Will Be Gone – How Will The Browsers Be Dealing With This?


Back in the day, Flash basically created the Internet, from games, to video and audio content. But now Adobe Flash Player is a thing of the past. A few years ago Adobe decided to stop Flash Player development for mobile browsers, and now it is ending it for good. The company finally said that it will put an end to Flash Player. “We will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020” Adobe declared.

How are the browsers dealing with this?

Most browsers will kill Adobe Flash Player one step at a time.

  • Google Chrome already has Flash off by default, with few exceptions. By 2019 Flash will be disabled by default (but you will be able to enable it from settings), and by the end of 2020 Adobe Flash Player will be completely removed from the browsers, twelve years after it was added.
  • Safari, Apple’s browser didn’t rely that much on Flash Player so it comes as no surprise that Apple was the first to turn off Flash by default. When it came to Adobe’s announcement they stated just that “Apple is working with Adobe, industry partners, and developers to complete this transition.”
  • Microsoft browsers will ask for permission to run Flash for most sites. Later on, Internet Explorer and Edge will have a default disabled Flash state and by the end of 2020 Flash will be completely banned from these browsers. “Users will no longer have any ability to enable or run Flash,” a program manager declared.
  • When it comes to Mozilla, Firefox will allow users to activate Flash for some websites at first. After that, around 2018, Firefox will make Flash disabled by default. Until 2020, Flash will be completely removed.