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Google plans to phase out Flash from Chrome

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 17 May 2016, 12:22 IST

Google has announced plans to phase out the default Flash support from its Chrome browser.

However, the company will continue to ship Flash Player with Chrome. If a site truly requires Flash, a prompt will appear at the top of the page when the user first visits that site.

"Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player, by changing the default response of Navigator.plugins and Navigator.mimeTypes. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience," Google said in a blog post.

To reduce the initial user impact, and avoid over-prompting, Chrome will introduce this feature with a temporary white-list of the current top Flash sites.

"This white-list will expire after one year, and will be periodically revisited throughout the year, to remove sites whose usage no longer warrants an exception," the post added.

First published: 17 May 2016, 12:22 IST
 
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