Microsoft’s browsers lose Flash support by December 2020


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Microsoft removes Flash from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

In 2017, Microsoft announced that it will remove Adobe Flash support from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer by 2020.

Adobe Flash reaches end of life on Microsoft’s browsers in 2020

Now, with the continuous development of its Chromium-based browser, the tech giant announced that it will continue to retire Flash as expected.

More specifically, in the next version of Chromium Edge, Flash will be removed at the same time as other Chromium based browsers.

With a step-by-step process, Adobe Flash will be originally disabled, and users who still want to use it will have the ability to re-enable it on a site-by-site basis.

Until the end of 2020, Flash will be completely removed from Chromium Edge.

It’s worth mentioning that enterprise admins and IT pros will have the ability to change flash behaviour through Group policies before the date of retirement.


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Flash will be removed from Internet Explorer, as well

For the current version of Microsoft Edge (built on EdgeHTML) and Internet Explorer 11, things won’t change in 2019. Neither version won’t get an update to disable flash by default.

But it will still be completely removed from these browsers by December, 2020, as originally announced.

Adobes’ Flash has been replaced over the years with newer standards like HTML5, and its usability has decreased dramatically.

Do you still use Flash? What’s your take on Microsoft completely removing it from its browsers?

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