Google Blocks Flash
According to the plan all websites that use Flash will be blocked on default. To activate a website and see content, the user has to give their consent in Chrome window. It will be remembered by the browser. However, 10 most popular domains using Flash will not be banned, such as YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon. This unique treatment has its own boundaries. These pages will be able to use Flash just for one year more. It appears that one year after Chrome will block Flash also in these sites. Some details of this plan may change of course, but the general tendency to give up Flash completely should remain consistent.
Why Flash Goes Into Oblivion?
The death of Flash isn't something unexpected. Why? Due to many reasons, such as:
- security issues,
- no further development by Adobe,
- no support on smartphones,
- slow to load,
- huge usage of laptop batteries,
- even Adobe discourage people from using it,
- disabling it can help protect devices against unwanted and potentially malicious software,
- immobilizing it may be a boost for web developers to change to HTML5.
Adobe Will be Continuing to Support Flash
Even though Adobe discourage people from using Flash, they will continue to support it. How come? The support will be focused mainly on security issues inside of web browsers. The Verge informs that Adobe will be working on it with Microsoft and Google:
Mozilla Firefox blocked Flash as well
There is an extension designed for browsers such as Firefox, Flock, SeaMonkey and Netscape to block Flash for the same reasons as mentioned above. It's called Flashblock. It stops video autoplay and shows the preview thumbnail.
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