For three years we have known that this 2020 would see the death of Adobe Flash Player. The moment seemed far away, but finally the company has set a date for the end of this very relevant software of the Internet era: the farewell will take place on December 31st.
The Flash’s death has been dragging on for almost a decade. Finally, the year of his farewell, his goodbye will last until the last day of the year when it was announced that he would leave the Web.
After December 31, 2021, Adobe announces that Flash will no longer be available for download from its website. In addition, he has also confirmed that the web content will not be able to run in Adoble Flash Player after his goodbye, because its execution will be blocked.
Previous versions will also not be downloadable, and Adobe recommends that all users manually uninstall Flash at the end of its life, as you will not receive security updates thereafter. Until it arrives, updates and browser compatibility will be maintained throughout the remainder of 2020.
According to Adobe, today, open standards HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured to the point where they serve as viable alternatives to Flash content. In addition, it should not be forgotten that Flash remains software that is highly affected by security breaches, which gives constant headaches to Adobe, Microsoft and other large companies.