- Jan 8, 2011
Adobe: Adobe Flash Player End of Life
Source: Adobe Flash will finally die on December 31, 2020Flash was always a security nightmare and a drain on system resources, and newer web technologies have surpassed the capabilities of Flash. Adobe decided to wind down Flash support in 2017, and now we know when this once-storied web plugin will die for good: December 31, 2020.
The shift to mobile content and the maturation of standards like HTML5 have made Flash a relative rarity online, but Adobe is still issuing security patches. It will stop doing so at the end of 2020, and you will no longer be able to download the Flash Player from Adobe's site. If you still have Flash installed on your system, Adobe will actively encourage you to uninstall it later this year.