It May Come to You As a Surprise But Adobe Flash Player is Finally Dead

It May Come to You As a Surprise But Adobe Flash Player is Finally Dead

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The famous web browser tool which brought many games and animations to life has finally reached an end. The tool which made many Internet advertisements a thriving success has finally laid down to rest by the developers. For now, Adobe confirms that it will no longer release any security updates for the respective plug-in. Moreover, Adobe Flash Player’s software developers are encouraging users to uninstall the software from their laptops, desktops, and other computing devices. 

January 12th marks the end date when Adobe will officially discontinue Flash Player’s use for running videos. Although users will be able to access the pirated versions of the software; however, Adobe will not be entertaining any upgrade or security releases from here on out. 

The bells were out and about ringing for Adobe’s Flash Player when Apple announced that their platform wouldn’t be supporting any Adobe related applications. According to late Steve Jobs, the reason for discontinuing Flash Adobe Player for his operating system was the format’s limitation. There was a lot of criticism from late Steve Jobs about the app’s shortcomings for not being able to support the touch facility and other related security loopholes. Also, at the same time, Adobe was found as quite the battery-draining app for smartphones, making a point of concern for manufacturers altogether. 

According to one of the write-ups published by Jobs, 

“Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces, and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short,”

After all, for us Millennials, this is big news because we have lived in an era where Flash was abundantly used for animations, graphics, advertisements, video-watching, and more. With Miniclip games and much more, Flash gave the Internet a medium through which many unique experiences came into existence. 

In an era before smartphones hit the market, Adobe Flash Player used to reduce file sizes to very low. It allowed many game savvy people to get great looking animated graphics and immersive gaming experiences. Miniclip became quite the trend giving rise to one of the most exciting & fun-filled gaming. 

However, over the years, and with the advent of smartphones, Adobe Flash Player’s era has finally met an end. Back in the days, it was one of the great gaming enablers of the Internet. All you needed was a dial-up connection to access a library of games & videos, which you could easily download and view in a matter of minutes. Today, the app’s minimized usage has finally led developers to claim that the app has experienced its bull run. Therefore, it has been laid to rest by the developers. 

As the software plugin is unannounced of getting a shutdown, many different gaming platforms such as Zynga was found shutting down its 11 year old game called Farmville. All of this just because Farmville relied on Flash to operate. For now, all we know is that Ruffle is working to create an app which will support Flash content in a web browser where the user won’t require any extra plugins to install. 

How Can I Remove Adobe Flash Player from My Computer? 

Removing Adobe Flash Player from your computer is easy. You can find a step-by-step guide on how to remove the Flash Player from your computer on their official website. Just visit their official website and find out how you can easily remove the Adobe Flash Player for Windows & Mac. 

You will also find a warning  

“Uninstalling Flash Player will help to secure your system since Adobe does not intend to issue Flash Player updates or security patches after the end-of-life date.”

This indicates that from here on out Adobe Flash is going to discontinue its ongoing efforts. We have now finally come to an end of an era and would like to say our final abode to this once wonderful application. Flash created multiple thriving experiences in its time for which it will forever be remembered.

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