Google will stop support for Flash content in Search

Recently, the search engine giant, Google has announced that it will soon stop supporting Flash content in search results. The company indicates that the flash content will be ignored by its crawlers and SERPs will no longer index standalone SWF files.

This is worth noting that Flash platform is getting closed as soon as the new year arrives, and the era of this popular multimedia software platform will be put to an end.

Google, in a blog post, noted how ubiquitous Flash once was — the Flash runtime was installed 500 million times in the second half of 2013. Adobe announced its plans to abort Flash support and soon, Google also cleared its intentions to remove Flash completely from the Chrome web browser by the end of 2020. As a measure, the company has already disabled Flash on the Chrome 76.

“Flash was the answer to the boring static web, with rich animations, media, and actions. It was a prolific technology that inspired many new content creators on the web. It was everywhere,” Google engineering manager Dong-Hwi Lee stated.