Google Chrome new update ends support for Adobe Flash

Last Updated: January 20, 2021

Earlier this month we talked about the need to uninstall adobe flash from your computer. Google has just released Chrome 88 as the latest stable version of their cross-platform web browser without any support for Adobe Flash Player.

On December 31st, Adobe Flash reached its official lifetime, when Adobe officially discontinued support for the software. Days later Adobe also began blocking content from playing inside Flash.

Google is the next in line to stop support of the software joining Apple and Mozilla.

Microsoft is scheduled to end support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of the year.

According to web technology survey site W3Techs, only 2.2 percent of today’s websites use Flash code, a number that has plummeted from a 28.5 percent figure recorded at the start of 2011.

Some enterprise customers may still require Flash Player commercial support and licensing beyond 2020 to run internal business systems.

As for normal end-users, Adobe had recommended all users to immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems from vulnerabilities that may arise due to the lack of security updates.

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