When 2017 comes around, Mozilla will block Flash Player because it’s no longer an important part of the user experience. According to the company, it will shut off the invisible Flash content. It will still be active in the Firefox browser, but it would require a “click to activate” approval if someone wants to use it.
It will begin blocking Flash content in the non-essential category starting this month. That’s really not a big surprise since Mozilla has been trying to phase out Adobe Flash Player since 2015. The company started using less Flash content in September 2015 for its Firefox web pages. Apple, Google and Microsoft have begun making their own moves to turn off Flash. However, Google still supports it in Chrome but will ask if the user would like to use it for certain sites.
Mozilla said it’s a move that will boost security and battery life, ensure faster loading of pages and better the browser’s responsiveness. The web has slowly been converting to HTML 5and getting rid of Adobe Flash player because of the numerous bugs it suffers with. These bugs give hackers the ability to carry out various acts. However, HTML 5 can handle media playback, 2D and 3D graphics, streaming, video chats and more.
It’s no wonder that the web is getting rid of AFP.
Yes, some websites still use Adobe Flash Player to view their content. However, Mozilla is encouraging them to make the change to HTML technologies as quickly as they can. Adobe still wants to be a player in the media player world, updating its Flash program often. However, it’s also making moves toward HTML 5.