Google Chrome is discarding Flash to favour faster, advanced HTML5

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While Adobe Flash has already left its shine on the web world, Google is finally dumping Flash experience from its Chrome to favour HTML5. The web browser will remove Flash support beginning September this year.

Chrome 53 will be the first version of Google’s browser to block Flash content. This new version is due in September and is aimed to enhance web browsing experience by ditching time-consuming Flash objects. However, the search giant will offer similar experience through HTML5.

“Today, sites typically use technologies like HTML5, giving you improved security, reduced power consumption and faster page load times,” says Anthony LaForge, curator of Flash in Chrome. “Going forward, Chrome will de-emphasise Flash in favor of HTML5. Here’s what that means for you.”

Following the first release, Google will bring Chrome 55 that will make HTML5 the default experience for browsing the web and leave Flash just for websites that are yet to be upgraded with new design elements. The new Chrome version will prompt users to enable Flash when they visit such websites.

Discussions from past

This is not the first time when Google favoured HTML5 over Flash. The company discussed the HTML5 experience back in May. Further, Chrome 42 made some Flash content click-to-play that resulted in “positive impact” from users and improved page load times as well as saved battery power to an extent.

Apple, Microsoft and Mozilla also have similar plans

Apart from Google, companies like Apple and Mozilla are also leaving their support for Flash content on the web. Microsoft also recently reduced Flash support from its Edge browser.


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