UPDATE: Adobe Flash Player end of support on December 31, 2020

Published: September 11, 2020
Updated: April 27, 2021

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UPDATE April 2021: Microsoft has ended support for Adobe Flash Player and disabled it from running in any Microsoft browser. The Adobe Flash Player component will be permanently removed in July 2021 via Windows Update. Go here to learn more.

The original announcement below was published September 11, 2020:

Microsoft will end support for Adobe Flash Player on December 31, 2020, along with Adobe and their other industry partners.

Here's what you can expect for each Microsoft browser:

  • Flash is currently disabled by default in the new Microsoft Edge. However, users may re-enable it on a site-by-site basis through December of 2020.
  • In January 2021, Flash will be fully removed from the new Microsoft Edge. The schedule of changes is available here.
  • Flash will not be disabled by default from the legacy version of Microsoft Edge (built on EdgeHTML) or Internet Explorer 11 prior to its removal in December of 2020.
  • To learn more about the end of support for Adobe Flash Player in the legacy version of Microsoft Edge and IE 11, please go here.

For enterprises seeking assistance with moving away from Adobe Flash Player, or needing continued support for line of business applications that may be dependent on it after 2020, Adobe is providing some support options.

Go here to read our Lifecycle FAQs for Adobe Flash Player.