Google removed Flash support back in 2013 and it seems that the company has begun its last stage of ditching Adobe Flash contents entirely.
We’ve known for a while that the Adobe will be retiring the plugin later next year with the plugin disabled by default in the Chrome and other popular web browsers. This move isn’t surprising considering the resource requirements and security vulnerabilities associated with the technology. And now, Google has announced that it will stop showing Flash contents in its search results by the end of the year. As a result, pages that contain Flash will be omitted from search results.
In an official blog post, Google’s engineering manage Dong-Hwi Lee said “It was a prolific technology that inspired many new content creators on the web. It was everywhere….. Flash, you inspired the web. Now, there are web standards like HTML5 to continue your legacy.”
As you might remember, internet companies decided to move away from Flash contents and stopped supporting them at the end of 2020. Although it was extremely popular at the time, smartphones revolution meant the technology would go on to become outdated. Apart from Google, Mozilla has already removed Flash support from its browser while Microsoft has confirmed that its new Chromium based Edge won’t support Flash contents at the time of its release.