Google Chrome Adding Flash Plug-In With All Installs

Posted Mar 30, 2010

Google added an update to the Development channel of Chrome. In the update, Flash has been integrated by default. Below are the reasons why Google added Flash by default to the browser:

We believe this initiative will help our users in the following ways:
– When users download Chrome, they will also receive the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. There will be no need to install Flash Player separately.
– Users will automatically receive updates related to Flash Player using Google Chrome’s auto-update mechanism. This eliminates the need to manually download separate updates and reduces the security risk of using outdated versions.
– With Adobe’s help, we plan to further protect users by extending Chrome’s “sandbox” to web pages with Flash content.
As of right now, the built-in Flash plugin requires –enable-internal-flash to be added to the command line, but in the near future you can expect Chrome to have Flash built-in. [Lifehacker]