Google will stop running Flash display ads on January 2, 2017

Google today announced that the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing are completely ditching Flash for HTML5 next year. More specifically, advertisers will no longer be able to upload display ads built in Flash into AdWords and DoubleClick Digital Marketing, starting on June 30, 2016, and won't be able to run display ads in the Flash format on the Google Display Network or through DoubleClick, starting on January 2, 2017.

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proudly_X981d ago

Nice move.. I am thinking Google ads will die very soon!

DragoonsScaleLegends980d ago

If Google Ads die, whatever websites that use them will die also.

longingcalm981d ago

Adobe is already come up with a replacement for flash: "Animate CC" so we can expect a better product with lesser problems.

DragoonsScaleLegends980d ago

If Adobe would have really invested in Flash instead of letting it get such a bad rep it wouldn't have had this horrible slow death.

longingcalm980d ago

yes true but then again Flash was a a product was not designed for the new tech changes. But I would say Flash had a good run for its time.