After updating Google Chrome to version 62, you’ll see that by default Flash player is not allowed on websites. Instead you’ll see the Allow or Block (if “Ask first” setting is turned on) choice for each site you visit. If the Ask first setting is off, Flash support gets disabled and you’ll see the message Adobe Flash Player is blocked on websites running Flash.
Since Adobe has announced to end-of-life for Flash by the year 2020, all web browsers will remove Flash completely by that time and they’ve a Flash road-map already prepared. Already websites are migrating to HTML5 but still a small percentage of sites use Flash.
In Chrome 62, you can either disable Flash completely, or allow it on a per-website basis. There is no longer the setting which enables Flash for all sites by default. Use these steps to allow Flash per website:
Open Google Chrome and visit
Enable “Ask first (recommended)”.
As you see in the above screenshot, you can add sites to the Allow or Block lists in Flash settings.
Or, go to the website that runs Flash.
Click Allow to add the site to the Allow list, or click Block if you want to block this site from playing Flash content.
As a side note, if the website contains Flash plugins with size less than 400px x 300px, they will always be blocked. You need to click “plugin blocked” icon in top right corner and click “run all plugins this time” in every reload.
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Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012.