Google Chrome is Killing Flash Starting Next Month

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Adobe Flash, a platform to stream videos on the Internet and a way for advertisers to create supper annoying Ads will soon be disabled by default on Google Chrome.

As discussed on it’s official blog Chrome 53, which will be rolled out for users next month, will favor HTML 5 Videos instead of the older proprietary format.

Adobe Flash Player played a pivotal role in the adoption of video…Today, sites typically use technologies like HTML5, giving you improved security, reduced power consumption and faster page load times.

After the newer update is out, Chrome will choose HTML 5 Videos by default and if a site only only supports Flash, Chrome will prompt you to enable it before you can watch the Video.

It is not the first time Google has taken steps to stop flash from being used, Chrome made Flash videos click-to-play in the 42nd release of Browser.

Why it Matters and why is it good for you?

While there people argue about Flash being bad because it is a product of Adobe, which is a corporation and HTML 5 is more open. Flash has some other reasons for it’s hatred.

One of the biggest reasons behind tech companies ignoring Flash is its terrible security. Alongside with it, it uses more battery and processing power on Chrome or other browsers.

None of Apple’s mobile devices support Adobe Flash. Edge, Firefox and Safari have all started moving away from Flash in favor of HTML5.

Also, that many video sites have shifted to HTML 5, Killing Flash makes sense.