Isn’t it painful watching your childhood fade away? Like walking past your old school, watching your favourite DVD and videogame store shut down, or when Orkut and Internet Explorer shut down. With newer technology capturing the market, the older ones are bidding adieu one by one, and now it is time for Adobe Flash Player.
According to BBC, Adobe Flash Player is finally put to rest. Released in 1996, Adobe Flash Player was then the most popular platform to stream videos and play online games. However, it wasn’t ready for the smartphone era and was also plagued with security issues.
Facebook, YouTube, and other streaming sites began streaming high-quality videos without Flash Player, making it dip in popularity. Finally, in 2017, Adobe announced that Flash Player would be retiring in 2020, and it did.
People online bid a tearful goodbye to another part of their childhood. Have a look:
Adobe Flash support officially ends today. pic.twitter.com/NNLcFK2yPx
— PCMag (@PCMag) December 31, 2020
Today is the day, that Adobe Flash dies… pic.twitter.com/FLOJ8io3DL
— ⭐️📼Tape 📼⭐️ (ART RAFFLE!) (@TapeCassetteGuy) December 31, 2020
salute to adobe flash
these arent tears on my face, its just raining outside pic.twitter.com/EPC2lVp270
— MystikCyan (@MystikCyan) December 31, 2020
Please take a moment to honor our fallen brother.
We are in desperate times and slowly need to move on. You gave us countless hours of joyous games and videos. We will never forget you, Flash.
Press "Get Adobe Flash Player Now" to pay respects. pic.twitter.com/YFvQsE2k0O
— Ekto (@EktoHunter) December 31, 2020
Goodbye, Adobe Flash.
November 1996 – December 2020
It’s been fun.. pic.twitter.com/ZCK4LCLHM8
— Retiera (@Retierashia) December 31, 2020
who cares if the office is leaving Netflix, adobe flash is dying, and taking with it all the games that were my childhood pic.twitter.com/anh2XIOpPg
— nerp (@Nerpi0) December 31, 2020
Today is the day when we lose our favourite 24 years old childhood maker. 😔
Reply with your favourite memories, moments or flash games/animation to admire and show respect on the Adobe Flash Player.
HTML5 sounds great and all, but just won't be the same… 😢 pic.twitter.com/BdP3yoKRb9
— FlameOut56 (@nathbusia) December 31, 2020
Adobe Flash Player is deprecated computer software for using content created on the Adobe Flash platform, including viewing multimedia contents, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming audio and video.
Let's give our last goodbye to Adobe.
1996 – 2020 pic.twitter.com/Q1Bn9ej9Yh
— herculino3 (@herculinoVEVO3) December 30, 2020
me uninstalling adobe flash player from my laptop pic.twitter.com/jEQ59InbTM
— eatah dique (@ZRedd5) December 25, 2020
While talking with my friends about the end of Adobe Flash Player, it occurred to us that…these LEGENDARY online Winx games will no longer work in two days' time.
I grew up playing these all the time, and I can't believe that they're going to end just like that… 😥 pic.twitter.com/ZSNnXHQTbX
— Winx Club Newsflash (@FlashOfFate) December 29, 2020
Adobe Flash Player is gone, boys pic.twitter.com/2A7kxjJuEa
— kittenwatermemes (@IsaacAndrewHal1) January 1, 2021
RIP Adobe Flash Player, thank you for a wonderful childhood pic.twitter.com/Go3pYEF1Sc
— Merlyn 🔮🧪 (@KimJongPunani) January 1, 2021
Rest in peace, Adobe Flash Player!