It was available earlier, in the beta version of the browser, but starting September 1 ads will be blocked by default on many desktop Chrome browsers.
Finally! Those annoying ads will be blocked by default.
Unfortunately, the new feature will be available only on the desktop version of Chrome.
It was available earlier, in the beta version of the browser, but starting September 1 ads will be blocked by default on many desktop Chrome browsers. The new feature won’t block all the flash content on the web page, instead it will allow playing flash videos or games, for example. And if the user wants to see the ads he can always turn displaying flash content on in the “settings” menu.
But not only Google decided to block flash ads. Two more popular browsers, Firefox and Safari started blocking Flash as well. Moreover, the popular online shop, Amazon decided to get rid of Flash advertisements on its pages.
By deciding to block Flash Google achieves two goals. First of all, it increases the battery life on portable devices like notebooks. And the second plus is the increased security of the system. Nowadays hackers use some of the Flash vulnerabilities to perform attacks on the users. And the last, but not the least advantage of this decision is the faster process of migrating to HTML5.
While many of users thought that Flash will disappear soon, they are mistaking, but the area of usage of Flash got smaller.