Goodbye Zero: Google will stop indexing Flash content in 2020

Google Search 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 legacy technology supportmost popular browsers refused, including Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Sites, in turn, have switched to the more modern HTML 5 standard. The abandonment of Adobe Flash is due to its lagging, backwardness from modern realities and vulnerabilities. The developers did not keep up with the development of the Internet because of which the plug-in became the bread for many attackers.

For users, abandoning Flash does notwill 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.