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Adobe Flash Will Officially Be Dead By 2020

The era of Adobe Flash started in 1996 and since then it has been used in a lot of applications. However, it became a victim of the mobile-first revolution and going by the figures, it was used on 80% in 2014. Now it is only used only on 17% devices.

Adobe announced the end of support date on their blog and advised developers to adopt one of the new formats for their interactive content. As it stands, Microsoft Edge is planning to permanently strip off Flash whereas Chrome and Safari ask for permission before enabling flash.
But as open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web........Given this progress, and in collaboration with several of our technology partners – including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla – Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.
So that's that. The long awaited expiry date for Flash has arrived. Steve Jobs had predicted its death a whole while back which can be seen in the video below.


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