The End of Flash Support

On December 31, 2020, Adobe Systems will officially stop updating and distributing Adobe Flash. With this announcement from Adobe, major browser vendors, (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and others) have also announced they will stop supporting Flash Player after December 2020. With the lack of support by the major browsers, if you are using any Flash content on your website, it should be converted to another format prior to the end of 2020 in order for your website to continue to function optimally.

End of support means users will not be able to download the Flash Player plugin from the Adobe website and no updates or security patches will be provided. If you are using Flash on your website you should convert any Flash aspects to HTML5. There are several applications that can be found online to achieve the conversion of Flash to HTML5.

  • Adobe Animate CC is a top choice for Flash projects in which you have the .fla source files at hand. Adobe is the native platform of Flash, and they do the best job in converting these types of projects to HTML5.

  • Google Web Designer is a free web editor for Flash to HTML5 conversion. It is a good choice if you don’t want to pay the price of Adobe’s subscription. Elaborate Flash projects can only be converted to a limited extent according to user reports.

Once everything is converted and uploaded to your server, be sure to re-test your converted content on a variety of devices including desktop computers, tablets, iPads, and other mobile devices to ensure a smooth transition.