The new Microsoft Edge browser soon will automatically stop Flash-based content on Web sites. In 2013, Apple introduced a feature that allows the browser to stop any Flash-based content that is considered unimportant for the site you’re viewing.
Last year, Google followed the trend, introducing a similar function in his Chrome browser. Now is the turn and Microsoft to do the same. The reason for this is that the company wants to reduce energy consumption and improve performance in the Edge’s browser.
We encourage the web community to continue the transition
away from Flash and towards open web standards.
Another big reason, of course, is related to the security of the Flash Player, which almost every day discovering new bugs through which hackers can get access to the operating system.
Microsoft announced that this new feature in Edge, it will not be available until the annual update of Windows 10, which should be out sometime this summer. If you are part of the Windows Insider program, you can find the new feature in Build 14316.
“We encourage the web community to continue the transition away from Flash and towards open web standards. Standards like Encrypted Media Extensions, Media Source Extensions, Canvas, Web Audio, and RTC offer a rich way to deliver similar experiences with increased performance and security. We will continue to work within the W3C to ensure standards unblock all developers to fully transition away from Flash.” Microsoft wrote in a blog post.