Adobe Flash Player will die on December 31st. Before this fateful date, Adobe is releasing a very last update for its plugin, in which it says goodbye to users. A web page that turns, since the service will no longer be supported.
Flash Player will stop receiving security updates from December 31, and content will be blocked on January 12, 2021. Death foretold, the format being gradually abandoned for a few years now.
On December 8, however, Adobe released a final update for its plugin, 18.104.22.1685. After this, there won’t be any more. Finished. Finished. This is an important moment in the history of the web and Adobe wanted to mark the occasion by publishing a message addressed to users:
“We want to take this moment to thank all of the customers and developers who have used Flash Player to create amazing content over the past two decades. We are proud that Flash has played a crucial role in the evolution of the web through animation and in the realm of audio and video. We are excited to help create the new era of digital entertainment. “
Adobe recommends uninstalling Flash
Adobe also reports that the transition went smoothly, the disappearance of Flash being planned since July 2017 to give sites and developers time to adapt. The company advises you to uninstall Flash Player from your computer without further ado, because in addition to being useless, it no longer receives security updates. Likewise, Flash content on sites still using it will be blocked from January 12, 2021.
Flash had enabled the emergence of interactive content on the web, such as games which gave users of the time great hours. Stopping the service is definitely a turning point on the net. Note that Flash is already disabled on browsers such as Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. In addition, Microsoft recently released an optional Windows 10 update that automatically uninstalls the software.