What is the difference between Adobe Animate and Adobe Flash Player software?
Adobe Animate (formerly Flash Professional) is an application for developing rich content, user interfaces and web applications. Adobe Flash Player is a multiplatform client runtime. Web users must download and install Flash Player to view and interact with SWF content.
What is the difference between Adobe AIR and Flash Player?
The two Adobe Flash Platform runtimes are Flash Player and Adobe AIR. Flash Player is a highly expressive cross-platform runtime that works consistently across browsers. Flash Player delivers innovation within the browser, while AIR, a superset of Flash Player, enables the delivery of stand-alone applications that run outside the browser. Together, they provide a consistent runtime for delivering content that can easily move between the browser and native operating system context.
In what languages is Flash Player available?
Flash Player is available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish on most major browser platforms.
How can I file a bug for Flash Player?
File any bugs in the Adobe Flash Player public bugbase and the Flash Player team will investigate accordingly.
What is the Flash Player privacy and security policy?
Read more about Flash Player security and privacy.
I just received a dialogue box notifying me that a new version of Flash Player is available. What does this mean?
Periodically, Adobe updates Flash Player with new features or fixes to minor problems. The Automatic Notification and Update feature allows Adobe to automatically notify you when an updated version of Flash Player is available so that you can install it straightaway.
What versions of Flash Player does Adobe support and when will support end?
Adobe supports the latest version of Flash Player available. Older versions of Flash Player are not supported and all users are strongly recommended to update to the latest version to receive all security updates available. Support for Flash Player will continue until 31st December 2020. Please read our blog post for additional information.
Updates to Flash Player help ensure that Flash Player works properly and may contain important security changes. Adobe recommends that you update to the latest version of Flash Player whenever a new version is available, especially when a security update is mentioned. Although you may choose whether to receive automatic notification of updates and how frequently to receive them, Adobe is not responsible for errors or security problems that occur because the version of Flash Player on your computer is not the most current one available. To learn more, please visit our Background updates help page.