Dated: November 14th, 2019 ,03 PM
Flash Will Not Be Supported Anymore by Any Browsers by 2020
The leading search engine Google has recently been announced to end of an era for Adobe Flash. Although this news can be pretty shocking for many flash content based users, the objective of this initiative is to allow individuals to enjoy the immersive experience from the very closest view.
The Chrome Browser 76, Microsoft Edge, and FireFox 69 have already disabled flash by default, and, very soon, the world?s popular search engine Google is going to stop supporting flash by the end of this year. According to the official announcement made by this widely used search engine, it will stop indexing the term ?Flash? in the search results.
Many people have now started discussing things like what will happen if this once-prolific technology is stopped receiving the support by most of browsers. If this happens, there will no possibilities of receiving any more updates for Flash.
However, it doesn?t mean that the internet will immediately take all the flash content away from there. As per the message, it has been cleared said that flash player will be stopped receiving the support from anywhere else in the last December 2020.
Where the Idea Came from?
Back in July 2017, Adobe came with an idea of supporting the flash based content only lately in December. A day later Microsoft announced their initiatives to phase out the product. As per the last update released by the officials of Microsoft, all its browsers will stop supporting the flash technology by the end of 2020.
Everything related to this once-prolific technology will keep working until the end of 2019 over the Internet Explorer 11 and the latest version of Edge (Spartan). But it will be completely faded away by December 2020. Microsoft added that the new Chromium-based Edge will follow the same timeline as its other products does in terms of phasing out the legacy of this popular Adobe product.
Which Technology Will Take its Place Then?
With countless security issues encountered during its usage in the past, several leading browsers of the market have finally decided to stop supporting the once-prolific technology. The latest standards like HTML5 will take its place now and are supported appropriately by the modern web.
Experts say that there will be no specific reason to continue the technology expect for its legacy applications. The time has come when the web should plan to move on and accept something that is widely accepted.
HTML5 based games are supported by any of the browsers, mobile phones or gaming consoles. This new technology is fast, lightweight and asks for a very less time to render web pages as compared to flash technology, which is comparatively intensive and not lightweight as well.
When it comes to the support for audio and video formats, flash wins over the HTML5, which doesn?t have an in-built support for Audio and video formats.
Flash was introduced with an objective to support the media, actions, and animation rich content available on the boring static web. Many new content creators moved towards the web after being inspired by this prolific technology. It?s no surprise to find it all over the web. The Flash runtime, which allows users to enjoy the flash rich content, witnessed the installation 500 million times even in the second half of 2013.
Where Will the Major Impact Go On?
Adobe flash will not be able to receive the support from Google Search anymore later this year. The search engine will avoid the Web pages that include Flash content. No support for standalone SWF files will be given by the Google Search, which will stop indexing them no matter how much important files they are. This change is not going to leave the impact on most of users and websites.
Although Flash, a multimedia framework, inspired the Web once a lot, the new web standards like HTML5 are now ready to continue its legacy further.
Will Flash Continue to Work After 2020?
There will be a long time to come in, but Flash will finally be not supported by most of browsers by the late of 2020. As per the current information, most of browsers are ready to stand with Adobe in their decision of dropping this multimedia framework completely, while obeying and following the Adobe?s agreement to drop the technology.
In fact, in many leading browsers, it?s common to see the multimedia framework of being displayed by default, and, you only gain the access to the flash rich content when you click to allow flash elements.
This timeline will remain active across the major browsers, such as Google, Edge, Apple and Mozilla. These market leaders have already partnered with Adobe and are looking forward to ensure that the open web will do their best to meet and exceed the experiences that Flash provided earlier.