Google wants to kick Flash to the curb in Chrome this fall

A new proposal from Google shows that the company is planning to ditch Flash for HTML5 by default in Chrome, whenever possible.

The idea is that, come Q4 2016, the browser will display HTML5 content for interactive experiences and video when it’s available and rely on Flash as a last resort – and in those cases, it will ask users if they’re okay with allowing Flash to run.

The proposal states that it will only serve Flash content by default for the world’s 10 sites that use the plugin – YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, VKontakte, Live, Yandex,, Twitch, Amazon and This whitelist will expire after a year.