How to download Adobe Flash Player free

Adobe Flash Player (labeled Shockwave Flash in Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome)[7] is computer software for content created on the Adobe Flash platform. Flash Player is capable of viewing multimedia contents, executing rich Internet applications, and streaming audio and video. In addition, Flash Player can run from a web browser as a browser plug-in or on supported mobile devices. Flash Player was created by Macromedia and has been developed and distributed by Adobe Systems since Adobe acquired Macromedia in 2005. Flash Player is distributed as freeware. With the exception of the China-specific and enterprise supported variants, it was discontinued on December 31, 2020, its download page disappeared on January 2, 2021, and a built-in time bomb that blocks Flash content when expired on versions newer than displays a static icon with an information page link starting from January 12, 2021.[8]

Flash Player runs SWF files that can be created by Adobe Flash Professional, Adobe Flash Builder or by third party tools such as FlashDevelop. Flash Player supports vector graphics, 3D graphics, embedded audio, video and raster graphics, and a scripting language called ActionScript. ActionScript is based on ECMAScript (similar to JavaScript) and supports object-oriented code. Flash Player is distributed free of charge and its plug-in versions are available for every major web browser and operating system. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, in Windows 8 and later, and Microsoft Edge came bundled with a sandboxed Adobe Flash plug-in.[9][10][11][12][13]