We’ve been hearing about it for quite some time, and now the inevitable is nearing—Google will start blocking all Flash content starting next month.
According to a post dated Tuesday, August 9 on the Chrome Blog, Google Chrome will start blocking all Flash content with the release of the Chrome 53 update on September.
The move was made to “de-emphasize” Flash in favor of HTML5 which is much lighter and faster, in turn making pages load easier and take less of a toll on battery life.
The Chrome 53 update’s Flash-blocking will initiate Google Chrome’s transition to making HTML5 the “default experience” beginning in December’s Chrome 55. Users can still browse Flash-only websites, but they will be prompted to enable Flash on their browsers.