Enable Flash Player on Chrome

Google Chrome has Flash player built in as standard and auto updates; however Adobe have announced end of life for Flash in December 2020. In light of this, Google have now blocked Flash as standard in Chrome in an aid to spur websites to update their site to a newer technology such as HTML5.

If you need to access a flash-based site, it’s still possible by following the below steps:

Above the web page in Google Chrome, to the left of the web address, click  . (On some sites not secured by SSL you will see  instead.)

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Where Flash is shown, click the drop-down menu and change it to “Allow”. On some websites you won’t have this option, however if this is the case, click “Site Settings”.

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If you were able to change the Flash section to “Allow” in the previous step, refresh the page and Flash should now be working.

If you had to go to “Site Settings”, continue the steps below

A new tab will open. In the new tab, to the right of “Flash,” click the drop-down menu and then Allow.

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Go back to the site and reload the page.

This process now needs to be done for each Flash based site on each computer you use. Once this has been done for one site however, that site will continue to work.

It’s also worth noting that as the end of life date draws closer for Adobe Flash, it’s possible that Google may change this process, or block Flash altogether for security purposes.

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