Adobe is Finally Killing Flash

Flash death Adobe killing reviled plugin by 2020

Flash death Adobe killing reviled plugin by 2020

"Over the years, Flash has helped bring the Web to greatness with innovations in media and animation, which ultimately have been added to the core web platform", wrote Mozilla, makers of the FireFox web browser, in a post responding to Adobe's decision.

One of the web's oldest - and sometimes maligned - names, Adobe Flash, finally has an expiration date. Today usage is only 17 percent and continues to decline.

The three open standards cited above had matured over the last several years, it said, and had provided most of the capabilities and functionalities that had been pioneered by plugins and had become viable alternatives for Web content.

Similarly, Google's Chrome will increasingly require explicit permission from users to run Flash content until support is completely removed in late 2020. Adobe acquired Flash in 2005 when it was running on over 98% of all personal computer connected to the internet.

Microsoft today announced its plans for phasing out Flash on its Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer browsers. 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?

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Adobe announced today that it will kill Flash at the end of 2020. Many took the opportunity to wax nostalgic about the sites that were powered by Flash. Internet Explorer will continue to allow Flash with no special permissions required during this time. When the iPad first launched as a "content consumption" device, the lack of support for Adobe Flash was a massive sticking point for the new tablet.

SAN JOSE, Calif. - July 25, 2017 - Adobe has long played a leadership role in advancing interactivity and creative content - from video, to games and more - on the web.

The end has been a long time in coming, and predicted by most tech reporters who recognized that Flash just was not the technology for interactive content going forward.

These open web technologies became the default experience for Chrome late previous year when sites started needing to ask your permission to run Flash. Until then, Adobe will still partner with the likes of Apple, Mozilla, Microsoft and Google to offer security updates for Flash in their browsers and support new versions of them, but beyond that, Adobe will not offer any new Flash features.

It's a move that has been a long time coming-Apple famously left out support for Flash from the iPhone, which portended its inevitable demise nearly a decade ago. Users have options to re-enable Flash.

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