Google recently hammered a nail in the coffin for Adobe Flash Player’s web standard. In its blog post on August 9, 2016, it praised Flash and acknowledged its ‘pivotal role’ in the adoption of animation, video and gaming on internet. But at the same time Google even announced that it is going to de-emphasize Adobe Flash in its Chrome browser in favour of HTML5 from September.
Whenever Google Chrome 55 will come across any site, which will load Flash behind the scenes for supporting different things it is going to block all non-visible, small Flash elements on the web pages & switch to HTML5 web standard. After all, HTML5 provides reduced power consumption, better security and faster page load time.
As per Google’s blog post:
Today, more than 90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support things like page analytics. This kind of Flash slows you down, and starting this September,Chrome 53 will begin to block it. HTML5 is much lighter and faster, and publishers are switching over to speed up page loading and save you more battery life. You’ll see an improvement in responsiveness and efficiency for many sites.
Google even announced that from December Chrome 55 is going to make HTML5 its default experience. But users who are going to browse sites that only support Flash will not have this same experience. Those users will first be prompted to enable Flash on initial visit. But that’s not only the change, which users are going to notice. They will even have a safer & more power effective browsing experience.