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How do I enable Flash on a Chromebook?

Google Chrome includes Adobe Flash Player built-in to it, but may be disabled. You can enable Flash Player through your Content Settings within Chrome.

1) In the URL bar (website address bar), type chrome://settings/content/flash to open the Flash Settings page.

2) Click the first toggle button for "Ask first" to allow and enable sites to run Flash. Then refresh the web page that uses Flash in order to see Flash content.



Google has announced that they will remove Flash completely from Chrome and Chrome OS by the end of 2020. The deprecation of Flash has been in the works for quite some time, and changes are happening now that will affect Flash use on district Chromebooks. For example, several months ago SWF video files stopped working on Chromebooks. Google has stated that this is the first kind of Flash that has been deprecated. Google will slowly deprecate Flash in the coming versions of Chrome OS and Chrome browser so we cannot expect everything to stay the same until December 2020.





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