While Chrome does not support classic NPAPI plugins anymore, Chrome is still supporting PPAPI plugins of which Flash is one.This is good usually for users who require Adobe Flash.Adobe Flash, once a ubiquitous presence on the web, is in sort of a weird place right now.
The main reason why that is the case is that users don't have to worry about the installed version of Adobe Flash too much, as Google takes care of the updating.
While this works fine most of the time, usually before or at the time Adobe releases updates for Flash, it may happen that Google is late to the party when it comes to pushing the updated version of Flash to Chrome installations.
We talked about Chrome's chrome://components/ page back in 2012 for the first time, and hinted at the possibility of using it to check for updates.
Basically, what you want to do is the following to check for, download, and install Flash updates in Chrome: This runs an update check.
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We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.Instead, look in the address bar, then click the puzzle icon.From here, you can choose whether you want to allow the website you are viewing to always run Adobe Flash or Allow it once.This has the effect that Chrome users run an outdated version of Flash, and that should be cause for concern as that goes along with a truckload of vulnerabilities usually.Downloading and installing the latest Flash Player from Adobe won't help in this case, as Chrome relies on the PPAPI version of Flash and ignores the NPAPI version that is installed from Adobe's site.Adobe offers Flash PPAPI versions for download, and that is one option that you have to update Flash in Chrome and Chromium.