August 5, 2021
Last Ever Adobe Flash Update Released

With its Last Update, Adobe Finally Bids Farewell to Flash

Adobe has pushed out its last and final update to its Flash player and will fully stop supporting all playback, effective on January 12th…

For some time now, Adobe has been warning developers and the public alike that it will completely deprecate its Flash player. In fact, back in July, the company revealed an end-of-life date, which is set to occur on Thursday, December 31st. However, until that time, some functionality will still persist. That is, until January 12th, when the company will deliberately block all Flash content from running.

Last Ever Adobe Flash Update Released

There was a time not all that long ago when Adobe’s Flash technology was ubiquitous. It made it possible to easily gain access to games, as well as video content. It even enjoyed a brief period of favorability among Android enthusiasts who wanted it support on the mobile OS. But, that time has passed, particularly over the past several years. Now, it’s received its last ever update. Adobe wrote a brief farewell in its release notes:

“We want to take a moment to thank all of our customers and developers who have used and created amazing Flash Player content over the last two decades. We are proud that Flash had a crucial role in evolving web content across animation, interactivity, audio, and video. We are excited to help lead the next era of digital experiences.”

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.

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