Adobe announced about the shutdown of its Flash Player for the first time in July 2017 and soon the day is coming when the Flash Player will no longer be available. According to the announcement, Flash Player will shutdown after 31st December 2020. The announcement was made in collaboration with its technology partners including Microsoft, Google, Mozzila, Apple, and Facebook.
People who played online games and watched animations that needed Flash Player might be sad due to a good attachment with the Adobe Flash Player but the truth is that Adobe is shutting down Flash Player due to many good reasons that I will discuss in the article below.
Now when the Adobe Flash Player is going to shut down very soon, there might be many questions in the mind of users who’re still using Flash Player. In this article, you will know almost everything you need to know about Flash Player end-of-life (EOL).
What’s the Reason For Shutting Down Flash Player?
Released in 1996, Adobe Flash Player is continuously entertaining internet users. And now almost after 24 hours, Adobe in cooperation with its technology partners decided to shut it down at the end of the year 2020.
The reason behind shutting down Flash Player is its more secure and powerful alternative HTML5. Actually Adobe itself encouraging its users to start using HTML5 by replacing the Flash Player.
HTML5 works better than Flash in all aspects and this is the reason why big businesses are adopting HTML5 for their developing and streaming services.
Another great reason for adopting HTML5 is that it’s open-source so anyone can improve it by contributing. On the other hand, Flash Player is controlled by Adobe and so it will lead to poor security control as compared to HTML5.
What Will Happen to the Enterprise Customers?
Adobe in a blog post clearly mentioned that they will take care of their enterprise customers. For the enterprise customers seeking help to migrate from Flash Player or need continued support even after 2020, Adobe is providing some support options which you can find in this blog post published by Adobe Communications Team.
For such customers, Microsoft Edge will allow Adobe Flash Player to load as a plug-in via the Internet Explorer mode feature. Once you make the switch from Microsoft provided Adobe Flash Player, it will be treated as any other third-party plug-in and will not receive Customer Support from Microsoft.