Adobe Flash Player and Facebook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MsTique125, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. MsTique125 macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    I'm running OSX 10.6.8 and I'm recently unable to view video on Facebook. I'm being asked to download the latest version of Flash Player. I'm a Safari user.
    I've been reading that Apple and Flash don't play well together and I'm hesitant to download Flash Player for a various number of reasons - security vulnerability being one of them.
    Question: Why suddenly am I unable to view these videos on FB? Am I setting myself up for trouble if I install Flash? Is there an alternative? The Adobe site says I'm already running an older version of Flash Player. I thought Macs didn't come pre-loaded with Flash Player. I never D/L it.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You cloud just use Chrome for sites that need Flash. Chrome has its own version of Flash built in and it updates on its own along with Chrome.

    I uninstalled Flash from my Macs and just use Chrome with Flash is absolutely necessary.

    Here is a blog explaining what to do.

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