How to Unblock Adobe Flash Content on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge Browsers

How to Unblock Adobe Flash Content on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge Browsers

/ Shayne Sherman

Adobe Flash Player is computer software that views multimedia content created using the Adobe Flash platform. Most of the time, Adobe Flash Player is blocked on websites because Adobe Flash is slowly becoming obsolete.

To view multimedia content that uses Adobe Flash Player, you need to permit it to run; a prompt usually appears if you are trying to view Adobe Flash content.

But, if the prompt does not appear, follow the methods below to unblock Adobe Flash Player.

How to Unblock Adobe Flash Player:

Unblocking on Google Chrome

Step 1:  Open Google Chrome.

Step 2: Click the Customize icon on the upper right corner of Google Chrome.

Customize Icon

Step 3: Select Settings from the drop-down menu.

google chrome settings option

Step 4: Select Privacy and Security on the side menu.

google chrome privacy and settings 1

Step 5: Click on Site Settings.

Step 6: Scroll down and find flash and open it.

google chrome flash settings

Step 7: Ensure the switch is off so it won’t block Adobe Flash Player from running.

block sites from running flash

Step 8: You should now be able to view flash content in your Chrome browser.

Unblocking on Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox doesn’t have adobe flash player installed by default. To view adobe flash content in Firefox, you must install the plugin first.

See the guide below on how to install and enable Adobe Flash Player.

Step 1: Click on the link below to install the plugin.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flash-player-for-firefox/

Step 2: After loading the page, Click on Add to Firefox.

add flash in

Step 3: A prompt will appear on the upper left corner of the screen; click on Add.

confirm adding flash in

Step 4: Click on Okay, Got it in the screen upper right corner of the screen.

confirm flash installation in firefox 1

Step 5: After installing the plugin, you should b able to view Adobe Flash content now on Mozilla Firefox.

Unblocking on Microsoft Edge

Follow the directions below to enable Flash content in your Edge browser.

Step 1: Click on the menu button in the upper right corner of the browser.

microsoft edge options

Step 2: Select Settings from the drop-down menu.

microsoft edge settings

Step 3: A pop-up menu will appear; scroll down and select View Advanced Settings.

view advanced options in edge

Step 4: Make sure that Use Adobe Flash Player is turned on.

enable flash in microsoft edge

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Shayne Sherman
Meet the author

Shayne is an expert on all things Microsoft Windows and computer security. As a Windows user of over 30 years, he has been featured on Business Insider, Yahoo, Tech Republic, Hacker Noon, Techopedia, and many other publications. Aside from entertaining at his home theater, he enjoys spending time with his family, including his English bulldog, Fergie.