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Are you still trying to keep up with all the Flash Player updates? Are you noticing how Flash Player technology is not as effective as it once was? If you have, I would say you're right. It most definitely is not as effective as it used to be and that's because of the introduction of new more advanced technologies on the Internet. In fact the effectiveness of Flash Player has diminished so much that Google CHROME will no longer be supporting it after 2020. Yes,, that's right you will have a year to use Flash Player on Chrome and then no more!
Here's a statement that Chrome published a few weeks ago (June 2019).
Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome - Anthony Laforge Product Manager, Google Chrome
" For 20 years, Flash has helped shape the way that you play games, watch videos and run applications on the web. But over the last few years, Flash has become less common. Three years ago, 80 percent of desktop Chrome users visited a site with Flash each day. Today usage is only 17 percent and continues to decline.
This trend reveals that sites are migrating to open web technologies, which are faster and more power-efficient than Flash. They’re also more secure, so you can be safer while shopping, banking, or reading sensitive documents. They also work on both mobile and desktop, so you can visit your favorite site anywhere.
These open web technologies became the default experience for Chrome late last year when sites started needing to ask your permission to run Flash. Chrome will continue phasing out Flash over the next few years, first by asking for your permission to run Flash in more situations, and eventually disabling it by default. We will remove Flash completely from Chrome toward the end of 2020.
If you regularly visit a site that uses Flash today, you may be wondering how this affects you. If the site migrates to open web standards, you shouldn’t notice much difference except that you'll no longer see prompts to run Flash on that site. If the site continues to use Flash, and you give the site permission to run Flash, it will work through the end of 2020.
It’s taken a lot of close work with Adobe, other browsers, and major publishers to make sure the web is ready to be Flash-free. We’re supportive of Adobe’s announcement today, and we look forward to working with everyone to make the web even better. "
We seem to find ourselves saying goodbye to more and more things as we approach 2020. I guess that's just a sign of our new age and ever-advancing technological world!