URGENT DISCONTINUATION NOTICE 1/23/18:

With the recent Adobe announcement ending Flash support we will be discontinuing support of Showit Desktop on the timeline below. We encourage all users to switch to Showit 5 which is entirely powered by modern HMTL5 with a focus on mobile design. 

APRIL 12, 2018 - Subscribe & Re-subscribe options will no longer be available inside Showit Desktop. Users must re-subscribe under a Showit 5 subscription by contacting support. Access to Showit Desktop will remain active under a Showit 5 subscription.

AUGUST 1, 2018 - Disable of Publishing in Showit Desktop. (sites will remain online)

OCTOBER 1, 2018 - All users who want their Desktop sites to remain online (as-is, no publishing) must switch to a Showit 5 subscription by contacting support.

THROUGH 2019 - Current sites will continue to function as-is through 2019, but the desktop application is no longer accessible. All users are encouraged to move to the new Showit 5 platform as soon as possible.

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Overview

During the first quarter of 2017, Google rolled out some changes to their Chrome browser that disables the Flash plugin by default.* If you are a Showit subscriber and still using Showit Desktop (our legacy Flash-based website builder), this means that your site may look and feel a little different than it may have in the past as Chrome is the most used browser. Fortunately, your site will not go offline. It will still be accessible and functional, but won't display some animation or transitions and will not scale to full-screen as it would normally when Flash is enabled.

The phase out of Flash has been coming for some time, which is one of the big reasons we rebuilt Showit from the ground up, and we launched Showit 5 in early 2016. 

Was Your Site Published with Showit Desktop?

If your website was built and published using Showit Desktop (any time between 2008-2016) and you haven't transitioned to Showit 5, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Support and we can help guide you through the next steps.

*Google's plan for Flash & Chrome and the road map presentation

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