Adobe Flash Player is a browser plug-in and rich Internet application runtime that delivers consistent and engaging user experiences, audio/video playback, and exciting gameplay. It supports various formats such as GIF, JPEG, PNG, and more. It also enables immersive experiences with Flash video, content and applications with full-screen mode.
However, Adobe has announced that it will no longer support Flash Player after December 31 2020, and it will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning January 12 2021. Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems. Some users may continue to see reminders from Adobe to uninstall Flash Player from their system.
The final scheduled release of Flash Player for all regions outside of Mainland China was on December 8, 2020. This release included important bug fixes and security updates. The previous release on January 21, 2020 was a minor update to Adobe's DRM system.
If you still need to use Flash Player for some reason, you can download it for Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer from the Neowin website. You can also download the Flash Player Uninstaller from the Adobe Help Center. However, be aware that this uninstall will remove all copies of Flash Player installed and updated by Adobe, it does not remove the Flash Player provided by Google Chrome or Microsoft Windows 8 and 10 for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer.
Adobe thanks all of its customers and developers who have used and created amazing Flash Player content over the last two decades. It is proud that Flash had a crucial role in evolving web content across animation, interactivity, audio, and video. It is also excited to help lead the next era of digital experiences.
Flash Player was first released in 1996 by Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe in 2005. It quickly became the standard for delivering rich web content that could run on multiple platforms and browsers. Flash Player enabled the development of many popular online games, animations, videos, and interactive applications that millions of users enjoyed.
As a result, Adobe decided to end the support and distribution of Flash Player by the end of 2020. It also encouraged content creators to migrate their existing Flash content to new open formats. Adobe stated that it remains committed to advancing the web through its other products and services such as Adobe Animate, Adobe AIR, Adobe XD, and Adobe Creative Cloud. aa16f39245