NPAPI plug-in support (removed)

NPAPI’s 90s-era architecture has become a leading cause of hangs, crashes, security incidents, and code complexity in Chrome. Because of this, Chrome will be phasing out NPAPI support in 2013.


Blog post: Update blog post: Documentation: Will be removed from Linux in M34:!topic/chromium-dev/xEbgvWE7wMk

Status in Chromium


Removed in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 45
  • Opera release 32
  • Opera for Android release 32

Consensus & Standardization

  • No public signals
  • No public signals
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Last updated on 2017-06-14