Adobe will eliminate Flash from its misery at the end of 2020

Adobe Flash has been on the brink of death for years. The company pulled the plug on Flash Player for mobile devices in 2012 and announced in 2017 that it would eventually phase out flash for desktop operating systems as well.

Now the end is near.

Adobe announced that Flash Player will officially reach the end of life on 31 December 2020.

At this point it is unlikely that most people will miss it. There was a time when Flash was the de facto standard for developers who wanted to create multimedia content for the web including apps, games, and videos. But that time has long since passed.

Few websites still use Flash, and most modern web browsers have gradually phased out support for the technology … which over the years has earned a reputation for being both a resource hog and containing vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to infect the system with malware.

These days technologies including HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript have largely replaced Flash. But some old Flash games, apps, and websites will likely never get updated. So some people have been scrambling to archive tens of thousands of old Flash games to save some internet history.

So in a way … Flash is never really going to die.

In the way that probably matters most, he will die later this year.

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