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Adobe Flash support ending 12/2020

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What will Mozilla Firefox use instead of Adobe Flash Player? Has it already been substituted? Please advise.


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Websites are switching to the HTML5 player. This is built-in most web browsers.

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Websites are switching to the HTML5 player. This is built-in most web browsers.


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To get a sense of the impact of the end of Flash on your own browsing, consider how often you have seen this:


Firefox displays that notification icon if a site wants to use Flash, and the Flash-formatted content will not run until you click that icon and grant site-specific permission.

If that doesn't sound familiar, the sites you visit are not using Flash -- or you have been ignoring the Flash content on those sites. In those cases, you won't be missing anything by not having Flash.

If you do use content that runs on Flash -- for example, some online games -- you will lose access to that content unless/until the site updates it (hopefully they will soon).

In case you are curious about Facebook Web Games, Facebook has given developers until the end of the year to convert their games from Flash to other technologies if they want to stay on Facebook. (Blog post.) So you'll probably see those changes start to roll out in the next two months.


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