Goodbye Flash: Adobe releases latest plug-in update with message to users

After Windows received an update that requires reinstalling Flash, Adobe is making the last update of the plug-in launched in 1996 official, which marked a whole generation with diverse interactive content such as animations, games and more. The notes from this latest update still bring the compliments of Adobe to those who have followed Flash throughout this time.

“We want to thank all of our customers and developers who have used and created incredible content for Flash Player over the past two decades”

Adobe Flash is no longer compatible with most browsers, including even the latest versions of Microsoft’s own Edge, which blocks it from running if installed on the system.

The update note ends as follows:

“We are proud that Flash has played a crucial role in the evolution of web content through animation, interactivity, audio and video. We are excited to help guide the next era of digital experiences.”

In many countries Flash played an essential role in several humor sites, games and videos that are still active today and should continue to be able to be used through Ruffle, an open source emulator that can be installed on the computer to run content that needs the Flash and will continue to be available even after January 12, 2021, when the plug-in will be officially blocked on all sites.

If you want to remember some of the games and animations that marked Flash just access the Internet Archive, a site that is dedicated to preserving memorable content from the web and already has more than 1000 games and animations with the plug-in.

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Internet Archive – access

Nowadays we already have big substitutes much more efficient than Flash in terms of security, speed and energy consumption, such as HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly, which dispense with the installation of plug-ins and have already become the current web standard.

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