Adobe Flash Player Plug-in Google Chrome

Adobe Flash Player Plug-in Google Chrome

Last updated: October 16, 2017 

Adobe Flash Player Plug-in Google Chrome Watch the Video: How to manage Flash in Chrome

The Google Chrome web browser utilizes its own implementation of Adobe Flash Player.  Chrome integrated Adobe Flash Player in June 2010 for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.  Prior to that time, Flash Player was only available in Chrome’s beta releases and developer releases.  The addition of Flash to Google Chrome eliminated the need for users to download, install and update it separately.

Also see: How to manage Flash in Chrome

Google Chrome users do not have to download new versions of Flash Player.  Google Chrome automatically updates its Flash Player plug-in when new versions of Flash Player are available.  In this fashion, end users always have the latest Flash Player security updates as soon as they become available.  To verify that your Google Chrome web browser is up-to-date, select About Google Chrome from under the Customize and control Google Chrome menu (the 3-lined icon near the Google Chrome web address bar).

Multiple Flash Player plug-ins

With Flash Player integrated into Google Chrome, users no longer have to install Flash Player separately.  This creates a seamless experience for end users.  The Google Chrome web browser updates its integrated Flash Player to automatically protect users with the latest security updates.  If a user disables the integrated Flash Player in Google Chrome, Chrome will use the downloaded plug-in version of Flash Player (if the end user has it installed on their system).  Otherwise, Google Chrome will automatically use its own integrated Flash Player if a user has multiple Flash Player plug-ins installed and enabled.

An end user can identify or differentiate Google Chrome’s integrated Flash Player plug-in from the system Flash Player plug-in if they have installed both.  The integrated Flash Player in Google has a different file name than the system plug-in.  When you enable or disable plug-ins, please be certain that you are doing so to the correct plug-in:

PlatformAdobe Flash Player plug-in integrated with ChromeSystem plug-in
MacPepperFlashPlayer.pluginFlash Player.plugin

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