Web browser Google Chrome will block 90% of Adobe Flash content on the internet from September. In a blog post on its website, Chrome announced that this is part of its move to completely do away with the software by December. Flash has been widely criticised for crashing often and causing security issues.
The Chrome 53 iteration of the browser, which will be released next month, will block a majority of Flash elements, many of which run behind the scenes on a web page. By December, Chrome will use only HTML5, which Google said was “ is much lighter and faster”, reducing battery use and speeding up page loading times. Currently, Chrome blocks Flash elements that are of a large size, but lets smaller ones run in the background, slowing down processes and eating power.