Reminder: The end of Adobe Flash is near

It has been clear for several years now that Flash will finally be phased out at the end of 2020. As early as 2017, Adobe and the browser manufacturers Mozilla, Google, Microsoft and others agreed on a regulation for the unmistakable end of Adobe Flash at the end of 2020. Microsoft has specified its strategy for its own browsers, Internet Explorer, Edge, and the upcoming Edge on Chromium with regard to the approaching end of Flash.

With the new Edge (based on Chromium), the software company will adhere to the timetable that also applies to all other Chromium-based browsers and completely remove Adobe Flash from the browser by the end of 2020. Until then, Flash support remains blocked and can be activated by the user. A similar feature has been part of Edge since the Creators Update for Windows 10; however, not all Flash content is blocked by default, but certain pages are allowed via a whitelist.

Nevertheless, Microsoft will also completely remove Adobe Flash from Internet Explorer and the previous Edge versions at the end of 2020, but there will no longer be an intermediate step for these browsers, which will deactivate Flash but still allow it to start.

Source: Microsoft

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