We’re pleased to announce the immediate availability of Flash Player and AIR version 20! With this December release, we’ve added new features, important security updates and functional bug fixes for our customers. Full details on this release can be found in our release notes and security bulletin.
Updates for Flash Player 20 have automatically started rolling out to those that have enabled “Allow Adobe to install updates (recommended)”. If you’ve opted into this auto update mechanism there’s no work required on your end. Over the next 24 hours we’ll be pushing this update out silently and automatically to computers connected to the internet.
Customers using Google Chrome or Windows 8.x/10 Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge will receive the update through the Google and Microsoft update mechanisms.
Last week we made some exciting announcements around Flash Professional, now Adobe Animate CC, and a new partnership for the Flash Runtime. The future is very bright for the Animate CC team and for the designers and developers that use this tool. The changes and improvements they’ve made and have planned for 2016 are inspiring and we’re more than confident that they will continue to deliver the innovation that our customers need to succeed.
On the Flash Runtime side, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Facebook. We know that our customers and developers rely on Flash content to work securely and reliably. With this new partnership with Facebook, our ongoing collaboration with both Google and Microsoft, and our close work with Apple, Mozilla, Opera and others, we’re committed more than ever to making the Flash Runtime secure, reliable, and compatible for everyone.
As we close out 2015, Flash Player enjoys amazing ubiquity with full support from every major browser and operating system in use today. Flash Player is built into every version of Google Chrome and ChromeOS. Flash Player comes as part of both the Windows 8 and Windows 10 operating systems and works seamlessly with both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Flash Player has full support from Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera. This unprecedented level of support allows our developers to be successful and our customers to enjoy the content they want to use, view, and play. We look forward to great things to come in 2016 and we wish everyone a happy new year!
Read past the break for the highlights of this release!