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Adobe Flash Will Finally Die In 2020

26 July 2017

Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners - including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla - Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Today, the numbers stand at just 17 percent.

Content creators will instead be encouraged to migrate existing content to new, "open" formats such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly. Adobe has announced that it's finally retiring its Adobe Flash Player software for better products. From 2017 through 2018, people will need to give permission to the Edge browser to run Flash when they visit a website that use the tech. HTML5 (and a plethora of other standards) offer better battery life and vastly improved security compared to Flash, which has always been a weak spot for hackers. Microsoft will do similar with Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, again disabling by default by 2019.

2020 end - Adobe Flash is removed from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. The demise of the plugin is obviously good news for consumers and web developers, and we doubt anyone will miss it. Let us know in the comments if you already stopped using Flash on your web browser of choice, and why? To display rich interactive content in the browser, WebKit-the engine that powers Safari-supports the latest standards, including the following: ● HTML Video and Media Source Extensions support a wide range of video experiences, including short clips, longer content, and live streaming. Meanwhile, Flash continued on but became overtaken by HTML5. Apple made a statement explaining that its mobile devices never supported Flash in the first place, and their computers have only allowed Flash to run with expressed permission since 2010.

The firm said on Tuesday that, after 2020, it will stop releasing updates for Flash and web browsers will no longer support it.

2018 - Microsoft Edge requires users to enable Flash for each session individually.

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But Flash's popularity began to wane after Apple's decision not to support it on the iPhone.

Google, Mozilla and Apple also are committing to dropping Flash support by 2020 in their respective browsers.

While some websites still rely on the Flash Player plugin to display animations and games, a growing number have switched to using less resource-intensive open standards that won't slow down their visitor's devices, or bug them to install additional software, as the Flash Player now does.

You'll soon be able to bid adieu to Flash. Three years may sound like a lot of time when killing a technology, but Adobe says that entire businesses are built around this technology and will require security patches until they are ready to move on.

Adobe Flash Will Finally Die In 2020