Adobe announced that it would be killing off Flash by the end of 2020. They called several major sites to help with the decision they made.
Though this was not totally out of the blue, killing Flash was in consideration for a while now. Chrome and Mozilla also stopped supporting Flash. Now the time of the death of Flash is coming very soon.
But this time this looks like a real deal. Adobe says:
“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.”
Adobe is calling Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla for help maintaining the Flash integrity until they kill it in 2020. Facebook announced that it will be migrating its Flash-based games to open web standards like HTML5. On the other hand, Apple’s Webkit team seems totally fine with the news. Apple’s Mac’s hasn’t come with Flash pre-installed since 2010 and iOS devices also aren’t supported at all. So their customers will not notice any difference as they say.
Google said this has been slowly coming on for some time:
“Three years ago, 80 percent of desktop Chrome users visited a site with Flash each day. Today usage is only 17 percent and continues to decline. This trend reveals that sites are migrating to open web technologies, which are faster and more power-efficient than Flash. They’re also more secure, so you can be safer while shopping, banking, or reading sensitive documents.”