Removal of Flash in Edge, Edge Chromium and Internet Explorer

Posted: September 7, 2019 in Edge, Windows 10
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Timeline for removal of Flash from Microsoft Edge, Edge Chromium and Internet Explorer Browsers


  • Microsoft will remove Flash support in Edge, Edge Chromium, and Internet Explorer browsers and entirely from Windows in 2020
  • Removal will occur in December 2020 and is expected prior to the end of the 2020 Calendar Year
  • Adobe(Flash application creator/owner) previously announced in 2017 that Flash would no longer be supported after 2020
  • Flash limitation will occur prior to full removal, initially disabling Flash and requiring users to enable Flash on a site-by-site basis.
  • After removal of Flash in Microsoft Edge, Edge Chromium, and Internet Explorer across all supported versions of Windows end users will no longer have any ability to enable or run Flash.
  • Removal of Flash in Edge Chromium will be consistent with removal of Flash in other ‘Chromium’ based browsers(e.g. Google Chrome, Opera, Brave, etc.) and also consistent timeline-wise with other non-Chromium based browsers(e.g. Firefox where Flash support will be completely removed from consumer versions in December 2020).
  • Links for the original and current timeline removal of Flash for Edge, Edge Chromium and Internet Explorer for supported Windows version are provided below in the ‘Additional Information’ section of this article.

Additional Information:


Sept 5 2019: Initial Draft

Sept 7 2019: Original Publish Date

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