Flash isn’t viewed favorably anymore and it’s increasingly being dropped for more advanced and safe web technologies. Apple has hammered in another nail in Flash’s coffin by confirming that Flash will be deactivated in Safari 10 by default. This was confirmed by Apple engineer Ricky Mondello in a post on the WebKit blog. Safari 10 is the latest version of Apple’s web browser that will ship with macOS Sierra this fall.
Safari is going to block Flash by default, meaning that if you visit a website that has both Flash and HTML5, it’s going to go with the latter.
If you visit a page that absolutely requires Flash to work then Safari is going to bring up a prompt asking if you’d like to switch on Flash. It will be up to you to decide whether you want to activate Flash just for that one session or keep it activated for that particular URL.
Apple’s browser isn’t the only one distancing itself from this outdated technology. Chrome starting blocking Flash ads last year while Microsoft’s Edge will only use Flash if it’s required for a major element on the web page like a video or a game. Adobe has started distancing itself from Flash as well so it’s only a matter of time before it truly bites the dust.