By J. Jala | 10:29 PM January 02, 2021
Adobe Flash Player is finally laid to rest, and people are mourning its death with memes as the company withdraw plugin’s support.
Adobe finally pulled the plug on its Flash Player plugin on the last day of 2020.
As the company stopped its support for Flash, many bid a tearful goodbye to it online, with the hashtag #RIPAdobeFlash trending online.
The browser plug-in, which started its journey in 1996, brought rich animations and interactivity to the early web. While Adobe won’t start blocking Flash content until January 12, major browsers shut it down from January 1, Microsoft being the first.
It will affect many other animations and gaming platforms that depended on it.
Farmville, which was decidedly the most popular of them all, too bid adieu after 11 years as gaming company Zynga closed the original version of its video game on New Year’s Eve as it relied on Flash to run.
Flash was about more than just animations. It also let online video sharing platforms such as YouTube stream high-quality video on computers but weren’t quite ready for the smartphone era.
According to a BBC report, Abode continued to produce Flash for desktop computers, but the software suffered from multiple security flaws.