An anonymous reader quotes Bleeping Computer: Chrome 55, released earlier this week, now blocks all Adobe Flash content by default, according to a plan set in motion by Google engineers earlier this year… While some of the initial implementation details of the “HTML5 By Default” plan changed since then, Flash has been phased out in favor of HTML5 as the primary technology for playing multimedia content in Chrome. Google’s plan is to turn off Flash and use HTML5 for all sites. Where HTML5 isn’t supported, Chrome will prompt users and ask them if they want to run Flash to view multimedia content. The user’s option would be remembered for subsequent visits, but there’s also an option in the browser’s settings section, under Settings > Content Settings > Flash > Manage Exceptions, where users can add the websites they want to allow Flash to run by default.
Exceptions will also be made automatically for your more frequently-visited sites — which, for many users, will include YouTube. And Chrome will continue to ship with Flash — as well as an option to re-enable Flash on all sites.
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