Microsoft: How to eliminate Flash: Flash support will be completely removed next summer

Microsoft this week reiterated that support for Adobe Flash Player on Edge/IE 11 will end at the end of this year. According to a report from foreign media BleepingComputer today, Microsoft has released a more detailed “Flash retirement plan” for Edge browser.

Microsoft and Apple, Google, Mozilla, Adobe, Facebook, etc. jointly issued an announcement in July 2017 that it would end support for Adobe Flash Player before January 2021.

▲ Picture source BleepingComputer

As previously announced: After December 2020, Microsoft will disable the Flash function by default in the Edge browser, and Flash versions released before June 2020 will be completely blocked. Users of older versions of Edge and Internet 11 will not get Flash security updates from Microsoft.

Naijatechnews has learned that due to the widespread adoption of safer and better-performing open technologies such as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly, the ancient Flash Player has announced its withdrawal from the stage of history due to various reasons. Adobe stated that Flash will no longer provide updates and distribution after December 31, 2020.

Microsoft also said that starting from the summer of 2021, Microsoft will remove Flash-related development frameworks, group policies, and user interfaces from Edge and IE11. At that time, users can delete through the “cumulative update” on multiple Windows versions (including Windows 10 and 8.1).

In addition, for the convenience of some users who must use Flash, the Edge browser can allow Flash to run as a third-party plug-in in IE mode , but Microsoft will not provide any support.

According to Microsoft’s development timeline, the removal of Adobe Flash will take effect with the release of Microsoft Edge v88, and Google Chrome v88 will also cancel support simultaneously. Firefox and Apple are not yet clear about the specific arrangements.

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