Microsoft announce the End of Life date for Flash in their browsers

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Even Adobe is no longer supporting Flash, and today Microsoft posted an update on the timeline for the removal of support for this internet presentation technology.

In a blog post by the Microsoft Edge team, Microsoft reaffirmed that for the old Edge with the EdgeHTML engine, the technology is expected to be fully removed by the end of December 2020.

For their new Chromium-based browser, Microsoft will be following Google’s timeline.

This means Flash will initially be disabled, and the user will need to re-enable Flash on a site-by-site basis.

Just like EdgeHTML, Flash will be completely removed from the browser towards the end of 2020. Group policies will, however, be available for enterprise admins and IT pros to change the Flash behaviour prior to that date.

It is likely that few people will mourn the passing of the technology, but will likely miss the many Flash-based games on the web. The good news is that many are being archived and preserved by Flashpoint, the Flash Game Preservation Project.

Read Microsoft’s blog post here for more detail.

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