Adobe Stops Flash Player Support

Adobe is stopping their Flash Player support on December 31st, 2020. This announcement was made in 2017, which gave everyone plenty of time to figure out other alternatives. When opened, a message will pop-up to some of its users (not all), encouraging them to uninstall the Flash Player.

Why is Adobe Ending it?

According to Adobe, there are seemingly other alternatives to Flash Player, such as WebAssembly. These open standards are being merged with browser venders “into their browsers and deprecating most other plug-ins”.

Microsoft also states, “In July 2017, Microsoft, along with Adobe and their industry technology partners, announced that Adobe Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020. The decision to end support for Flash Player was made by Adobe due to the diminished usage of the technology and the availability of better, more secure options such as HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.

In keeping with this plan, Microsoft is ending support for Adobe Flash Player on Microsoft Edge (both the new Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Edge Legacy) and Internet Explorer 11 at the end of 2020.

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