Adobe Flash Players have been in existence since 1996 across video games, video content, etc and now it will be coming to an end. Adobe, in a Blog post revealed that the EOL has now reached. Ending by 2020, the company started suggesting its partners to migrate to the latest standards like the HTML5 which is highly functional without the need of any additional plug-in.
Adobe is now working with its partners like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla and Facebook to remove the Flash player support. Microsoft is expected to remove the Flash support in its Edge browser by 2019 while Mozilla will be doing it by 2020.
As Adobe says,
As open standards like HTML5, WebGL and WebAssembly have matured over the past several years, most now provide many of the capabilities and functionalities that plugins pioneered and have become a viable alternative for content on the web. Over time, we’ve seen helper apps evolve to become plugins, and more recently, have seen many of these plugin capabilities get incorporated into open web standards. Today, most browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly into browsers and deprecating plugins.
Although the company announced the EOL of Flash Player, it has promised to provide continual support and security updates till 2020.