Flash Player is responsible for playing Flash-based content, such as videos and graphics, when you open a website. You can enable Flash Player from the Settings menu in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari. You’ll need to download Adobe Flash Player if you want to see Flash content in Firefox. Here is a step by step guide on how to enable Flash Player on different browsers.
- Open Google Chrome on your desktop or laptop.
- Click ⋮. It’s in the top-right corner of the window. A drop-down menu will appear.
- Click on Settings and it opens the setting page in a new tab.
- Scroll down and Click on Advanced. This option is at the very bottom of the page. Additional options will appear below this point. You can also open Advanced though left navigation.
- Scroll down to the Privacy and security section, and click Site Settings.
- In Site Settings, scroll down to the Permissions section and click Flash.
- To unblock Flash in Chrome, toggle the Block sites from running Flash button to Ask first.
- The option exists to manage certain Flash behavior on specific sites. When you encounter Flash content, Chrome asks you to Click to enable Adobe Flash Player. When you click to enable Flash, click to Allow or Block Flash for that site.
- Review and remove sites you allowed or blocked from Flash settings. Click the Trash icon to the right of a site to remove it from the Allow or Block list.
The latest release of Google Chrome certainly must weaken Flash’s resolve to live for much longer. In June, Google announced in a blog post that it introduced a beta feature in Chrome that would “intelligently pause content (like Flash animations) that aren’t central to the webpage.” The primary intention of killing Flash content in this manner was to help preserve laptop battery life.