Google is reportedly going to end flash player support in Chrome. This is no surprise with the popularity of HTML5 on the rise. The death of flash is partial due to Steve Jobs back in 2010 when he said, “HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash).”
Starting in Q4(Quarter 4) of 2016, Chrome will stop Flash player support for ads, even though it will still be loaded in the browser. For sites that use Flash along with HTML5 video, Chrome will load the latter by default.
There will be a whitelist for the 10 most popular sites that still rely on Flash player, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Amazon. The list will be regularly reviewed, and is set to expire after 12 months. For those of you that use Flash sites, you will have the option to whitelist the site to be able to stream using Adobe’s player.