Microsoft Edge to stop loading Flash by default

Microsoft will be allowing the most popular sites that use Flash to be exempted from the block but has not been ready to say which all sites will be included

Microsoft Edge to stop loading Flash by default

Microsoft has decided to block Flash content in its Edge browser and will now default to HTML5 content if available. Hence, the death of Flash continues to move forward. Users will be provided with an option whether or not they would like to plug-in the load.

In order to make things more user-friendly, Microsoft will be allowing the most popular sites that use Flash to be exempted from the block but has not been ready to say which all sites will be included. The company plans to shorten the list over time until users have complete control over whether or not to use Flash.


The update is scheduled to introduce Windows Insiders preview builds soon, with Microsoft aiming to have the feature which is stable for the release of Windows 10 Creator’s Update in early 2017.

The move is considered as another blow to Adobe Flash, following last week when Google Chrome has announced to block Flash by default and earlier decisions of Apple and Mozilla to move their browsers away from Flash as well.

Reports suggest that Adobe itself has given up on Flash. With Edge's decision to move away, it has become clear that the most used browsers have plans to leave behind Flash, which hopefully lead to a faster and more secure browsing experience, no matter what your choice browser would be.