2020 will mark the end of an era on the interwebs. Today the word comes down that in 2020 Adobe Will No Longer Support or Distribute Flash. This news comes on the heels of news that Safari, Chrome and Microsoft Edge have blocked Flash over the past year, with Adobe seeking to remove support entirely by 2020.
Adobe explained in a blog post that “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.” Several industries and businesses including gaming, educational, and video sites have built around Flash technology. Adobe remains committed to supporting it until 2020 with the support of Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla. While the next three years will mark the end of flash, HTML5 is being used as the standard across most contemporary browsers. Speak your thoughts on the news below and stay tuned for more on this coming soon!
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