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Title: Adobe Flash Player EOL (End of Life)!
Post by: Corrine on July 25, 2017, 03:50:10 PM
With the numerous critical security vulnerabilities over the years, the end of Flash Player has long been awaited.  The time is coming, although not until 2020.

See Flash & The Future of Interactive Content | Adobe (https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2017/07/adobe-flash-update.html?scid=social73423017&adbid=889878192994918401&adbpl=tw&adbpr=63786611),

The End of an Era – Next Steps for Adobe Flash - Microsoft Edge Dev BlogMicrosoft Edge Dev Blog (https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2017/07/25/flash-on-windows-timeline/) and

Firefox Roadmap for Flash End-of-Life | Future Releases (https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2017/07/25/firefox-roadmap-flash-end-life/)
Title: Adobe announces the end of Flash
Post by: zep516 on July 26, 2017, 08:59:53 PM
Adobe announces the end of Flash in December 2020


https://www.askwoody.com/2017/adobe-announces-the-end-of-flash-in-december-2020/
Title: Update on removing Flash from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
Post by: Corrine on August 30, 2019, 06:08:02 PM
From Update on removing Flash from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer (https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2019/08/30/update-removing-flash-microsoft-edge-internet-explorer/#VSpdl2rxoC6HDtco.97) by Colleen Williams, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Edge:

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In 2017, we published a roadmap to remove Adobe Flash from Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer (https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2017/07/25/flash-on-windows-timeline/) by 2020. Since that post, we announced our intent to build Microsoft Edge on the Chromium open source project (https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/12/06/microsoft-edge-making-the-web-better-through-more-open-source-collaboration/#rioYtdkXgkeLmw8i.97). In this post, we will provide an update on what to expect for the Flash retirement in Microsoft browsers.

Here's what you can expect for each Microsoft browser:

In the next version of Microsoft Edge (built on Chromium), we will continue to retire Flash in the same timeframe as other Chromium based browsers. You can learn more of that timeline in this blog post (https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/saying-goodbye-flash-chrome/). Flash will initially be disabled, and the user will need to re-enable Flash on a site-by-site basis; Flash will be completely removed from the browser towards the end of 2020. Group policies are available (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/DeployEdge/microsoft-edge-policies) for enterprise admins and IT pros to change the Flash behavior prior to that date.

For both the in-market version of Microsoft Edge (built on EdgeHTML) and Internet Explorer 11, the current experience will continue as-is through 2019. We plan to fully remove Flash by December 2020.