How To Enable Adobe Flash Player In Google Chrome

Remember Adobe Flash player? It"s that nifty software that lets websites embed videos & web games. Whole websites can even be powered by Flash.

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Although Flash usage is way down, & Adobe is retiring the software in 2020, certain sites still use it today. And if you come across one of those sites, you"re probably gonna want lớn see what that nội dung is.

In this tutorial, we"ll walk through the steps you need to lớn follow lớn enable Flash player in Chrome.

How to lớn enable Flash player in Chrome

Since Google Chrome automatically disables Flash player, you"ll need to enable it if you want it lớn work.

Access content settings

As Chrome has its own built-in version of Flash, you don"t need khổng lồ install a plugin or anything.

And the easiest way lớn get into Chrome"s settings is by visiting chrome://settings/content. Once you"re there, scroll down until you see the option for Flash player:

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Scroll down lớn Flash, right below JavaScript

Allow Flash khổng lồ run

Click on "Flash" and, where it says "Block sites from running Flash (recommended)", toggle the switch on. It"ll now say "Ask first":

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Flash will ask whether you want lớn allow it to lớn run

Now, when you go to lớn a site that uses flash, it"ll ask you whether you want to lớn allow Flash to bởi its thing. Always good to double check.

Congrats - you"re halfway there.

How to lớn give specific sites permission lớn run Flash

Now that you"ve given Chrome permission lớn ask for your permission lớn run sites with Flash (whew), you need khổng lồ tell it which sites lớn allow.

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Go to lớn your favorite Flash-using site

Let"s embrace a little child-like wonder và magic, shall we? Disney"s Magic Kingdom site uses Flash, and we want khổng lồ see all that glittery magical goodness.

Once you navigate to the site, look for the little grey lock in the address bar:

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Disney sites certainly need pretty animation...

Update its Flash settings

Click it, and then select "Site settings" at the bottom:

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This will bring you to lớn a menu with a number of options. Partway down you"ll see Flash. To the right, you"ll see a dropdown that says "Block."

To allow Flash, you must click that dropdown menu & select "Allow" instead:

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Find the Flash setting and select "Allow"

Now if you go kiểm tra your general Flash settings again in Chrome, you"ll see that site on your "allowed" list:

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Go back to lớn the site & reload the page. All that Flash content will be flashing away.

Caution: if you"re using a site you don"t know, beware: Flash is prone khổng lồ security vulnerabilities, so be careful when enabling it.

And one final note: if you close your browser, you"ll have to go through this process again the next time you want to enable Flash. Chrome is actively discouraging users from allowing Flash to lớn be enabled, so they make it as irritating as possible.


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Abbey Rennemeyer

Former archaeologist, current editor and podcaster, life-long world traveler & learner.


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