Adobe stopped supporting its own Flash platform at the end of last year. And in a few months, Microsoft will also be removing it from Windows 10 entirely. In fact, this is due to come soon via a Windows update.
The update itself is simply called the “Update for Removal of Adobe Flash Player”. It is expected to roll out this month, and become mandatory once July comes around. And it’s not just a Windows 10 thing, as older versions like Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 will also have Flash removed.
This will be the final nail in the Adobe Flash coffin. The company itself announced all the way back in 2017 that it will stop support for it by the end of 2020. Most other companies have already taken similar steps, with Apple removing support for it back in macOS Sierra. Google and Mozilla also did the same for their browsers, with Facebook following shortly after.
One could consider that Microsoft is kind of late to the Flash ditching party. Though based on its own blog on the matter, the company decided alongside Adobe to kill the format back in 2017. So it may be obligation that the company kept it alive for its Windows operating system. But even that has finally come to an end.