Microsoft will be taking even more steps to secure Edge users from unsafe Flash content with the upcoming Creators Update. In a new blog post, the company announced that Microsoft Edge will start automatically blocking Flash content, instead requiring users to manually allow it to run with a new "click-to-run" prompt.

Click-to-run in Edge

From Microsoft:

Sites that support HTML5 will default to a clean HTML5 experience. In these cases, Flash will not even be loaded, improving performance, battery life, and security. For sites that still depend on Flash, users will have the opportunity to decide whether they want Flash to load and run, and this preference can be remembered for subsequent visits.

The net effect of this move is to give users more control over the security of their browser as the web slowly migrates from Flash to the HTML5 standard. Microsoft goes on to say that, at least at the start, this change won't affect "the most popular sites which rely on Flash today." Gradually, the list of exceptions will shrink, ultimately putting users in control of every instance. It's worth noting that Microsoft isn't alone here, as Google, Apple and Mozilla are all making similar moves with their own browsers.

While this new feature won't arrive for everyone until the Creators Update makes its official debut, Microsoft says that Insiders will get a chance to try it out in upcoming preview builds.