It’s end of an era! After serving users for more than a decade, Adobe finally bid adieu to its Flash Player plug-in on the last day of 2020.
When Adobe stopped supporting Flash, netizens trended hashtag #RIPAdobeFlash and many tearfully bid goodbye to it.
The browser plug-in, which came into existence in 1996, introduced rich animations and interactivity to the early days of the Web. While Adobe won’t block Flash content until January 12, major browsers have shut it down as of January 1, with Microsoft being the first.
More than just animation, Flash also allowed online video platforms like YouTube stream high-quality videos on computers, but they weren’t quite ready for the smartphone age. Abode continued to produce Flash for desktop computers, according to a BBC report, but the software suffered from multiple security vulnerabilities.
Since Adobe now prevents Flash Player from displaying content, this will affect many other dependent game platforms and animations as well. Farmville, which was clearly the most popular of all, was also shut down after eleven years when the Zynga game company bid adieu the original version of its video game on New Year’s Eve because it relied on Flash.
Check out some memes:
Adobe Flash support officially ends today. pic.twitter.com/NNLcFK2yPx
— PCMag (@PCMag) December 31, 2020
Farewell, sweet prince. #RIPAdobeFlash pic.twitter.com/Cch3t5Tft5
— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) January 1, 2021
Thank you for making unique memories and making my childhood just a bit brighter.
Gone but never forgotten.#AdobeFlashDeath #RIPflash
— DemDarnKatz (@LucasHastings2) January 1, 2021
Good bye Adobe Flash Player. We had some good times. RIP pic.twitter.com/P02t6eH616
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 31, 2020
Wow. Today is the last day ever for Adobe Flash. 2020 was not joking around.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) December 31, 2020
— Wijin ~ Sama ? (@WijinSama) January 1, 2021
salute to adobe flash
these arent tears on my face, its just raining outside pic.twitter.com/EPC2lVp270
— MystikCyan (@MystikCyan) December 31, 2020
Please take a moment to honor our fallen brother.
We are in desperate times and slowly need to move on. You gave us countless hours of joyous games and videos. We will never forget you, Flash.
Press “Get Adobe Flash Player Now” to pay respects. pic.twitter.com/YFvQsE2k0O
— Ekto (@EktoHunter) December 31, 2020
Goodbye, Adobe Flash.
November 1996 – December 2020
It’s been fun.. pic.twitter.com/ZCK4LCLHM8
— Retiera (@Retierashia) December 31, 2020
who cares if the office is leaving Netflix, adobe flash is dying, and taking with it all the games that were my childhood pic.twitter.com/anh2XIOpPg
— nerp (@Nerpi0) December 31, 2020
Today is the day when we lose our favourite 24 years old childhood maker. ?
Reply with your favourite memories, moments or flash games/animation to admire and show respect on the Adobe Flash Player.
HTML5 sounds great and all, but just won’t be the same… ? pic.twitter.com/BdP3yoKRb9
— FlameOut56 (@nathbusia) December 31, 2020