Google Plans to Completely Remove Flash from Chrome in Stages Starting This Year; Ending in 2017

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    Google is ramping up their campaign to eliminate Flash. They figured out a way to strip him of his speed force powers, and have teamed up with Eobard Thawne to implement their dastardly plan... Seriously though, Google really is planning the death of the ancient, defunct and insecure animation platform originally created by Adobe. HTML5 is far superior and far more secure, so there's really no reason to hold on to the old technology. All Flash does is open up users to malware and other security vulnerabilities.

    Google's master plan involves shutting down the use of the Flash plugin in Chrome later this year in most situations. To help with the transition, Google plans to allow the top 10 websites which use Flash to continue to use it temporarily. This "whitelist" will include the following web-based companies:
    1. YouTube.com
    2. Facebook.com
    3. Yahoo.com
    4. VK.com
    5. Live.com
    6. Yandex.ru
    7. OK.ru
    8. Twitch.tv
    9. Amazon.com
    10. Mail.ru
    Apparently, Google's engineers are programming Chrome to activate the Flash plugin temporarily, when it sees Flash content from these 10 sources. Even though these companies will still be able to use Flash, even the time for this whitelist will run out soon. By the end of 2017, Google plans to completely remove Flash plugin functionality from Chrome altogether, regardless of whether any websites have removed Flash or not.

    Source: Google Blog
     
  2. Brook Cherry

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    Now, I don't play Flash games???
     
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    Traveller Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not with Chrome. You have to use another browser that still supports Flash. On Android the point is moot as Chrome on Android hasn't supported Flash for years.
     

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