How to activate and use Flash Player in Google Chrome

How to activate and use Flash Player in Google Chrome

Google drove another nail in the coffin of Flash Player with the arrival of Chrome 76, which blocks all Flash content on websites by default. However, if you still need to use Flash, you can reactivate it for now in a very simple way in the Google web browser. We explain how to do it step by step.

Activate Flash Player in Google Chrome in a very simple way

Flash is not completely lost yet. Instead, Chrome blocks Flash by default with the message "Flash was blocked on this page." If you turn Flash back on in Chrome, you'll see a message that says, "Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 2020," with a button to disable Flash. This is not just a Google Chrome thing, Adobe will also end support for Flash in late 2020.

If you use Flash, you still have almost a year until it wears off . Chrome's moves are supposed to encourage websites to move away from Flash, while still having plenty of time to do so.

Of the many reasons to abandon Flash as soon as possible, the large number of security vulnerabilities is the most important. In addition, HTML5 is better in almost every way.

Here's how you can enable Adobe Flash Player in Chrome and keep it disabled until you click on it to use it. This prevents Flash from playing automatically when websites load, reducing the chance of malicious code running before you can stop it.

  • Open the three-dot menu and select Settings.
  • Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced.
  • Under Privacy and security, click Site Settings.
  • Under Permissions, click Flash.
  • Enable the setting for the label to say "Ask first."

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With Flash enabled in Chrome, whenever you visit a web page with Flash content, you will have to click on the Flash player for it to start . When you click, you will receive a notification asking if you want to allow or block Flash for the current site. To run it, click Allow. The page will refresh and the Flash content will begin to play.