Google Will Block Flash in Chrome and Default to HTML5
Google plans to block Flash in most cases in the Chrome browser before the end of the year. Only ten websites that use a lot of Flash, including YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, and Amazon will be given a year’s reprieve. After a year, however, the exceptions will also end.
Now in Chrome, Flash can be blocked manually, but that is not the default setting, but it will be reversed so in the new situation.
Chrome disables Flash, which is widely used for multimedia applications on websites, not only that; it even acts as if the plug-in is not installed. In this way, an HTML5 alternative would run by default. If there is none, Chrome users can enable the Flash plug-in manually.
The use of Flash, which was ever-present on the Internet for years is now even discouraged by its maker Adobe. The plug-in drains batteries by heavily taxing the computer and also constitutes a security risk. People who still want to continue using Flash in Chrome can adjust the setting.
“We will continue to work closely with Adobe and other browser vendors to keep moving the web platform forward, in particular paying close attention to web gaming.”
The company said.
The Ten Websites that will be granted a Flash extension are:
However, Google also pointed out that the list can be reviewed throughout the year.