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Google is putting the final nail in the coffin for Flash as it plans to kill support for it in search later this year
Google will no longer support Flash content in search, signaling the beginning of the end of the once-popular video and animation player.
Adobe Flash will be going away soon, but for now, you can easily install and enable Adobe Flash Player on a Mac computer using a Safari browser.
Adobe is killing Flash, the software that millions used in the early 2000s to play web games and watch video in their web browsers.
Now that Google plans to disable Flash by default in Google Chrome, the once ubiquitous multimedia plugin is now formally facing its end.
If a site supports only Flash, then Google says that users will have an option to enable Flash when they first visit the website.
From January 2, 2017 ads in the Flash format will not be run on the Google Display Network or through DoubleClick.
When Chrome blocks the animated Flash ads, they are replaced with a static box with a "play" button.
From September 1, Google Chrome will begin blocking Flash ads.
Google Chrome won't autoplay Flash ads, instead promoting the HTML5 standard.