Release Notes / Adobe Animate

Welcome to Adobe® Animate March 2016 release (version 2015.1). 

Adobe Animate | March 2016 update

The March update to Animate release offers you enhancements to HTML5 Canvas template, new icon support for AIR Android and fixes to critical issues.

Adobe Animate | February 2016 release

This release of Animate provides you the following features and enhancements.

  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Adobe Stock integration for high-quality images, illustrations, and graphics 
  • TypeKit support for HTML5 Canvas document type
  • New vector art brushes
  • Improvements to pencil and art brushes
  • Brush Library panel
  • Tagged Swatches
  • Custom templates for HTML5 Canvas documents 
  • OAM publishing support for AS3, WebGL, and HTML5 Canvas documents
  • Publish text as outlines in HTML5 Canvas documents
  • Projector support
  • Stage scaling
  • Rotate your stage
  • Import SVG files
  • Enhanced drawing object bounding box
  • Video export to multiple resolutions
  • Contents scale proportionately to stage size
  • Enhanced Onion Skinning
  • HTML5 Canvas improvements

For detailed documentation, see Animate Help.

System requirements

For the latest system requirements visit

In addition to the Adobe Animate system requirements, applications created using AIR for iOS will only run on devices that support iOS 4.2 or higher and iPod Touch 3rd & 4th generation, iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, and 5, and iPad 2 & 3.

Applications created and published from Animate for Android platforms will run on devices that run Google Android™ 2.3 operating system or higher.

Installation instructions

For detailed instructions on installation, visit the installation page

Note: If you are updating from previous versions of Flash Professional, this latest version will be found on your computer as Adobe Animate (not Adobe Flash). 

Trial software

Creative Cloud trials are "try and buy", allowing you to evaluate individual products or editions and then convert the installed trial to a full version. You can convert from a trial to a full version at any time by signing up for a subscription. You are required to be online and log-in with an Adobe ID to start using your full version.

Custom Platform Support SDK and sample plugin

You can download the Custom Platform Support SDK and sample plugin from Enabling Custom Platform Support.

Download and install extensions

The Adobe Add-ons site provides a range of add-ons to your Creative Cloud products. Visit the Animate page at to download and install useful extensions for Animate. 

License agreement

Internet connection, Adobe ID, and acceptance of license agreement are required to activate and use this product. This product may integrate with or allow access to certain Adobe or third-party hosted online services. Adobe services are available only to users 13 and older and require agreement to additional terms of use and Adobe’s online privacy policy (see Applications and Services may not be available in all countries or languages and may be subject to change or discontinuation without notice. Additional fees or membership charges may apply.

Online resources

Connect with us

To read about the latest developments about Animate, smart tips and tricks, information about webinars and events, visit the Adobe Animate Blog at:

Submitting bugs and feature requests

To submit feature request and bugs for Animate, in URL, select Adobe Animate (Formerly Flash Professional) from the product drop down list and complete the Wishform. 

Animate and Android Market

Animate supports the publishing of AIR applications for Android so developers can deliver applications to Google Play.  Developers will need to establish an account with the Android Market to publish their application.  For more information, visit to set up an account.

Apple App Store submission requirements

Developers can deliver applications built with AIR for iOS to the Apple App Store. This requires the developer to be a member of the iOS Developer Program and follow the program guidelines.

A developer certificate from Apple is required in order to test and deploy applications to iOS devices. Apple provides information on its developer programs at

For the latest information about Adobe AIR releases, go to

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