Flash: 2020 is definitely the end

It is slowly dying, which is currently observed at Flash. In several steps, browser vendors ban the insecure multimedia plug-in from their daily use and ensure that Flash content is blocked (Chrome browser), or Flash must be activated manually whenever you meet the relevant content (Safari). Also Adobe itself has already written off Flash for a long time and recommends using HTML5 instead.

As it is now known, after a long time, the date is finally fixed, when Flash is buried: From the end of 2020 no further developments are planned! This will take five years to complete the slow dying, as early as 2015, Adobe announced that the Flash player would sooner or later disappear. However, the multimedia plug-in is not quite as easy to do – even if numerous security gaps caused the popularity to fall even further.

Not quite innocent at the decline of Adobe Flash was synonymous Apple. There, it was quite clear early on that neither iPhone nor iPad Flash would support. A significantly shorter battery life, negative user experiences and security concerns caused Flash not to find the way to the popular devices. In the end, this meant for the providers of websites: Who also wanted to reach mobile prospects, had to renounce Flash!

And it is also clear today that anyone who is without Flash will be safer on the road. As an alternative, HTML5 has offered an open standard, which is now increasingly used and does not create many problems that were fought at Flash. It is a pity, therefore, that this multimedia application will finally disappear.