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Will the support of Flash Player be extended into 2021 as a result of the coronavirus?

New Here ,
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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we are in the middle of a huge project to replace our current system that uses flash to one that doesn't. We just found out today that the vendor we are working with on the new system had their entire India team mandated to work at home which due to privacy issues we can't allow that. I'm fearful we will miss the yearend date and so will a lot of other people that use India resources.  Are there any talks on extending the date of support of flash and are those including Microsoft and Google so they continue to support in their browsers?

 

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Adobe Employee , Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020
Consider it restated.  We announced the dates in 2017 alongside all of the major browser vendors.  Those timelines have not, and will not change.  Adobe will stop shipping Flash Player, and most major US browsers will remove support for browser plug-ins around the end of the year.  Details (and links to the individual browser roadmaps and timelines) can be found in the announcement that we posted three years ago:  https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/ If your organization needs a mai...

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Advisor ,
Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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It would be great indeed, developers and companies are fighting against very bad time for now.

I'm afraid it's a question to ask to browser developers also.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020

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there is no good time to discontinue software

 

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New Here ,
Jun 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020

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 I'm sure there are thousands of customers/businesses that are impacted with their migration plans that have now been derailed by the crisis including us. It would be incredible to extend a few months into 2021 to give us all a chance to remediate having been impacted by things out of our control.

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Adobe Employee ,
Jun 15, 2020 Jun 15, 2020

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As of this time, there are no plans to extend Flash Player's end-of-life, which was announced in July 2017, almost 3 years ago.

 

Refer to https://theblog.adobe.com/update-for-enterprise-adobe-flash-player/ for more information.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Then Adobe should really re-state this as it have been going around that the EOF will be delayed because of covid (eg. Yesterday at a Learning Guild virtual event)

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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OR maybe they should fix they're darn community posts functionality because I can't delete the above post NOR change have to HAS.  😛 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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By the way, don't assume you have until the end of the year. Apple closed Flash Player down in a lot of Mac computers a week ago. 

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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You should let the people know who are spreading false and damaging rumours....

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Advisor ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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indeed, this plandemic is destroying the economy and damaging lives...

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Adobe Employee ,
Oct 02, 2020 Oct 02, 2020

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Consider it restated.  We announced the dates in 2017 alongside all of the major browser vendors.  Those timelines have not, and will not change.  Adobe will stop shipping Flash Player, and most major US browsers will remove support for browser plug-ins around the end of the year.  Details (and links to the individual browser roadmaps and timelines) can be found in the announcement that we posted three years ago: 

 

https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/

 

If your organization needs a maintained copy of Flash Player after 2020, there are options that you can take advantage of.  Our technology partner HARMAN can work with your organization to help you solve your transition problems. 

 

You can find more details here: 

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/enterprise-end-of-life.html

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New Here ,
Oct 03, 2020 Oct 03, 2020

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As far as I know the only version of Adobe Flash Player that will stay support is the Mainland Chinese version of Flash Player, but it's unlikely how many more years Adobe Flash in China will last after the other countries loses support. It's currently unconfirmed if the Mainland Chinese version of Flash Player is ending on the same day (December 31 2020)as Vanilla Flash Player. In addition, many Chinese internet services, companies, websites & gaming aren't willing to spend the time or resources necessary to migrate away from Adobe Flash to HTML5 as far as I know.

 

So there, the Vanilla Flash Player version (and not the Mainland Chinese version) will never be extended after 2020, and the status on the Mainland Chinese version of Flash Player being supported after 2020 is unknown for right now.

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New Here ,
Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020

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Adobe needs to be more flexible and extend Flash support into 2021.

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Oct 15, 2020 Oct 15, 2020

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This is out of Adobe's hands, because the browser makers (who drove this in the first place) will shut down Flash support. In fact, Apple already did this: Mac users with up to date Safari browser lost Flash Player a couple of weeks ago. Apple described it as a new feature. Don't count on being able to use it up to the end of the year, we are on borrowed time.

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