Reportedly, the Microsoft is going to end support for Adobe Flash in its Windows 10 operating system this July. This indicates that Adobe Flash is reaching its end of life, even the Adobe itself as ended its support for Flash in the last of year 2020. Although, the Adobe announced about the ending earlier, still the Flash remained a component in Windows 10, but it will also going to end up after Microsoft releases 21H1 update. Probably, this update is expected to roll out soon, and the Flash will be removed from the OS.
This report was first cited by The Verge through a post over Windows Blog, and the post was titled as “Update on Adove Flash Player End of support”. This title simply sates that the update for the removal of Adobe Flash player will be included in Windows 10 cumulative update which is scheduled to start in July. Various versions including Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, etc will also receive this component through monthly Rollup and Security Only Update.
It’s worth to mention that if a user update to Windows 10 version 21H1 or later ones, the Flash will be removed.
Adobe Flash player was previously used as a popular interface for multimedia applications like games or applications on almost all popular browsers, since late 90s and early 2000s. However, with the improvements in IT sector, HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly like developments later on replaced Flash player. Even the increase in security vulnerabilities led Adobe Flash player to be an entity of past.