All Facebook videos now use HTML5


All Facebook videos now use HTML5

Facebook has announced that it has abandoned Adobe Flash for videos, switching over to HTML5 instead.

The company said that this "best enables us to continue to innovate quickly and at scale, given Facebook’s large size and complex needs."

Older browsers didn't work so well with this new standard, resulting in more bugs and longer load times. "That's why we waited until today to ship the HTML5 player to all browsers by default," Facebook's Daniel Baulig wrote in a blog post.

But now, HTML5 should be available and provide a good experience to everyone. HTML5, according to Facebook, makes the experience of using the social site better for everyone.

"People appear to be spending more time with video because of it," wrote Baulig. "Videos are an enriching way to connect with the world around you, and we're happy we could make the Facebook video experience better."

That doesn't mean the end of Flash on Facebook entirely though. Facebook is to work with Adobe to ensure that Flash-based games remain "reliable and secure."

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