Adobe Flash has been the defacto multimedia playback plugin favourite for the past decade. Unfortunately, with the invent of HTML5, Adobe Flash is going down history. Google has revealed plans to phase out the support of Adobe’s Flash Player in its Chrome browser for all but a handful of websites. And the company expects the changes to roll out by the fourth quarter of 2016.

Although it will be implemented in 4Q 2016, Adobe Flash will still be bundled with Chrome. Where the Flash Player is the only option for viewing content on a site, users will need to actively switch it on for individual sites. Enterprise Chrome users will also have the option of switching Flash off altogether.

Google will maintain support in the short-term for the top 10 domains using the player, including YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitch and Amazon. But this “whitelist” is set to be periodically reviewed, with sites removed if they no longer warrant an exception, and the exemption list will expire after a year.

Source CNET

By Harry