It looks like Adobe is finally ready to kill off its Flash. The company recently announced that they would stop updating and distributing Flash Player by the end of 2020, and encourage content creators to migrate to other formats.
We’ve all seen it coming, Apple stopped supporting Flash in macOS Sierra, Google made a similar announcement for Chrome, Mozilla also did the same, and Facebook recently announced that they are migrating from Flash to open web standards on their platform. With these major technology partners out of the loop, Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash. If you still have Flash content on your web pages and such, it’s time to look into other open formats such as HTML 5, WebGL and WebAssembly.
For content creators, don’t panic yet. Adobe is aware that several industries and businesses are relying on Flash technology, and they “remain committed to supporting Flash through 2020”. This means that Adobe will continue to issue regular security patches, maintain OS and browser compatibility, and adding features and capabilities as needed. Of course, you shouldn’t delay your move, and should take this time to migrate to other platforms.
Check out Adobe to find out more about its announcement.