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The Decline of Flash in Chrome

Installed with Google Chrome, Flash is a plugin that allows you to hear and see any audio and video on the browser. However, the only time you can experience the content is if it runs with this software. It comes built-in with Chrome where you do not have to install a separate plugin. Over the past few years, it has become less common. At the end of 2020, Adobe is going to stop supporting Flash, as a result of the decline. This blog post will talk about the results with Flash being removed.

Why is Flash Phasing Out?

The number of sites visited that require this software has declined over the past three years. Many sites are migrating to open web technologies because they are faster and more efficient than Flash. Another positive outcome is that it will be more secure and safe. This is a good outcome for people who do a lot of online shopping as well as viewing important documents on the internet. Once websites are migrated to open web technologies, it will be able to work on both mobile and desktop. This will be very convenient for people because mobile viewing is becoming more popular.

Who Will This Affect?

This will affect many people who regularly use Flash. There will be more prompts that ask if you want to run Flash until the end of 2020. As long as the site has already migrated to open web standards, then there will not be much of a difference. From now until the end of 2020, the number of sites that utilize this software will decline. Therefore, if you have a website that requires Flash, you will want to remove it before the end of 2020. This will not be hard by talking to a nerd at #TechStarters.


In conclusion, open web technologies will be taking over Flash by the end of 2020. This migration will improve how the web works by making it safer. Here at #TechStarters, we specialize in keeping websites and technology up to date. Call a nerd to learn more about how to remove Flash from your website.