Goodbye Zero: Google will stop indexing Flash content in 2020

Google Search developers and Adobe have announced the end of support for the Flash plugin. By December 2020

all SWF files will be ignored during the search.

What will change

Now from supporting outdated technologyMost popular browsers refused, including Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. The sites, in turn, switched to the more modern HTML 5 standard. The refusal of Adobe Flash is due to its bugs, backwardness from modern realities and vulnerabilities. The developers did not keep up with the development of the Internet, which is why the plugin became bread for many attackers.

Opting out of Flash has no impact on userswill be reflected. According to Google, this is rather a signal for developers to keep up with the times and update their sites in accordance with modern standards. The plugin itself will no longer be updated by Adobe.