Google Chrome to start blocking all Flash content in September

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.