We will bid farewell to the Adobe Flash plugin at the end of this year. The company sent a warning to the Windows 10 user who was not informed about the development.
Flash Player alert to Windows 10 users
Adobe will officially cease support for Flash after December 31, 2020. On January 12, 2021, Adobe Flash player and almost all Flash plugins will no longer be able to play any content. That’s why Adobe and Microsoft are taking extra steps to inform Windows 10 users.
Accordingly, the company started to send pop-up messages advising users to uninstall Flash Player. Thank you for using ‘Adobe Flash Player in the message. As of December 31st, we stop supporting Flash Player. To help secure your system, we recommend that you remove Flash Player content immediately. ‘
The company cited security reasons as the reason for the decision to stop the Player in January, even if you don’t uninstall it manually. On the other hand, these pop-ups have not been sent to all devices yet. It is expected to be widely available with Windows Update in the next week. It is also worth noting that in addition to Adobe’s own warning, Windows Update will also do deletion efforts from the system.
Other organizations have also taken steps for Flash Player. Mozilla confirmed in January that Flash Player would not be included when Firefox 85 came out. Although Microsoft and Google also planned to disable the player in Chromium-based web browsers, they did not provide a clear explanation as to when this will happen.