Use Flash in Chrome browser dropped

The percentage of Google Chrome users who open at least one page of Flash content daily has dropped from 80 percent in 2014 to 8 percent today.

That is what Google top woman Parisa Tabriz announced in a presentation, writes Bleeping Computer.

In July last year, 17 percent of Chrome users on the desktop visited a Flash website every day. One explanation of the decline may be that many advertisers and videos use HTML5, while Flash was used first.

Adobe, the creator of the Flash Player, announced a year ago to stop supporting the player. This will happen at the end of 2020. Flash often experienced problems and the software regularly appeared to contain vulnerabilities.

Adobe recommended the use of Flash in 2015 itself. In the meantime, Flash is blocked by default in most browsers.