Google Chrome to Block Adobe Flash:
From the start of the internet, Flash was an integral part. But it has also been responsible for slow performance and the source of a great many security vulnerabilities. HTML5 is way better to load interactive content running on the web, and it works on mobile devices. Adobe Flash’s decrease starts from the next month when Google Chrome new update will begin blocking all Flash content on its browser.
This block will come as part of the Chrome 53 update; all the small, non-visible Flash elements on web pages, which should be available in early September.
What to do now?
While Flash content will be blocked from Google, they are making a temporary exception for some favorite sites that still rely heavily on Flash. Those include Facebook, Twitch, and Yahoo, among others. During your visit to these sites, you will be prompted to enable Flash when loading them if it is necessary for your experience. Google Chrome will alert you with an icon in the address bar If non-visible Flash objects are blocked. Google plans to block out the Flash over time completely. When Chrome 55 comes out in December HTML5 will become the default experience for the users.
Google representatives say that all Chrome users will see a benefit from this move. All the Flash objects loading in the background can make page loading sluggish. If you are on a laptop, Flash content consumes more power and reduces the battery life. Flash’s inefficiency is why it never took off on mobile devices.
Everyone Is Blocking Flash not just Google
It is not just Google on a war with Flash plug-in Firefox 48 also announced all Flash being blocked by default in 2017. Microsoft is also cutting off Flash. In the Windows 10 anniversary update, Edge browser uses click-to-play for non-essential Flash elements.
Another year or two and we will be all done with this slow Flash.