Adobe’s Flash Player has been on the way out for a while now. The once-prominent video player has been largely rendered obsolete due to its limited capabilities at handling more complex animations, not to mention security issues. It will no longer work with Google Chrome starting in 2021 and is disabled by default. Until 2021, however, you can still re-enable Flash Player in Chrome.
Note: You should only enable Flash Player on websites that you trust and websites that are otherwise secure. You can read our guide on how to determine if a website is legit and safe to use.
With that out of the way, here’s how to enable Flash Player on Chrome.
First, go to the website where you want to enable Flash Player. If the website is secure, it should have a padlock icon in the address bar. If a site doesn’t have this, then it’s not secure, and you definitely shouldn’t be enabling Flash on it.
Click the padlock, then click Site settings.
In the list of site settings that appears, scroll down to Flash, click the drop-down bar next to it and click “Allow.”
Go through this same process for every site where you want to run Flash Player.
If you want to disable Flash on a site in the future, or generally look at the sites where you have enabled or blocked Flash, click the three-dot menu icon in “Chrome -> Settings -> Site settings -> Flash.”
Here you’ll see a list of all the sites where you’ve blocked or enabled Flash Player. Just click the bin icon next to a site to remove it from either list.
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