Adobe Flash player helps you to play audio, games and videos while you are browsing the internet. Adobe has recently announced that the company will no longer support Flash after 2020.
Microsoft is also considering to phase out Flash from Windows by the end of next year.
Many popular browsers have decided to completely remove Flash Player. Chrome is following the suite and Flash content is now by default disabled in the latest versions of Google Chrome.
You will now see the message Flash was blocked on this page if you use Google Chrome to visit a website that contains Flash content. You can no longer enable Flash permanently for all sites.
However, a Settings tweak allows you to turn on Adobe Flash Player for a specific website.
What to do if Google Chrome blocks Flash Player?
- Go to the Start menu and search for the Google Chrome browser and open it.
- Navigate to the address bar, type chrome://settings/content and hit the Enter key.
- The Content Settings page will open on your screen. Scroll down on the page and select the Flash option.
- On the Flash page and turn on the Ask first (recommended) toggle button. This option will allow you to use Flash for websites.
- Open the website that uses the Flash player. The Plugin blocked message will appear in the address bar.
- Click the lock icon that is available at the extreme left side of the address bar.
- Select Site settings from the dropdown menu and set change the default value of Flash to Allow.
- Finally, navigate to the specific page and reload it to apply the new settings.
Now you can view the Flash content that is available on the webpage. You might need to click the Flash content to load it. The browser will display the following message on your screen:
Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020
Note that Google will block Flash content on its browser in late 2020. It is important to consider the security risks attached to using Adobe Flash Player in Google Chrome.
Let us know in the comments section below if the above-mentioned solution worked for you.
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