Firefox will no longer support Flash on January 26, 2021

Mozilla has set a date for the end of Flash support in Firefox: January 26, 2021. At the same time, Firefox 85 will be released. For your information, we’re now on Firefox 83. This version has been available for 24 hours.

Mozilla explains that it is working with Adobe and other players “to ensure a smooth transition for everyone,” using Firefox and other browsers. The group adds:

Firefox version 84 will be the last version to support Flash. On January 26th, 2021, when we launch Firefox version 85, it will ship without Flash support, which improves our performance and security. For our users on the Nightly and Beta streaming channels, Flash support will end on November 17, 2020 and December 14, 2020, respectively. There is no setting to reactivate Flash support.

This end of Flash support in Firefox on January 26, 2021 comes as no real surprise. In 2017, Mozilla announced its intention to end support for the Adobe plugin by the end of 2020. Three years later we find out that it will finally be early 2021.

Firefox won’t be the only one completely burying Flash. In fact, the other browsers are doing the same thing at the same time. Regarding Firefox, Mozilla says the browser will stop loading Flash content after January 12, 2021.

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