Back in May Google said that it planned to block Adobe’s Flash Player from Chrome, stopping access to all Flash content in the browser for security reasons and replacing it with the HTML5 video player.
This week Google announced that they will be doing this soon, slowly rolling out HTML5 to users over the next couple of months, beginning with one percent of the users who are users on the current version of the Chrome browser.
Shortly after the most recent beta version will go stable, at which point, they will have everyone one the updated version of Chrome by February.
Once this update has been released, Flash content will not be displayed by default, instead, users will have to enable it manually on a site-by-site basis.
At first, these new Flash permissions will only apply to sites that users are visiting for the first time, then by October, every site will require user permission to run Flash content.