Google Chrome’s latest update is going to make surfing the internet a little less annoying for users by finally blocking all the annoying auto play videos that would burst out of nowhere. A lot of you might have already installed separate plugins in your web browser to block out these videos, but even they do not always work. That is why Google Chrome is coming up with this feature in its latest update.
Google announced in its blog, “As announced earlier, auto-play is now allowed only when either the media won’t play sound, after the user clicks or taps on the site, or (on desktop) if the user has previously shown an interest in media on the site. This will reduce unexpected video playbacks with sound when first opening a web page.”
However, this means that there are still chances of videos auto-playing in your browser. But, there is a way out. You can tell Google Chrome that videos and sounds for a particular domain should not be played unless you want it to.
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This new auto-play blocking rules were supposed to be rolled out in the Google Chrome update 64 itself but got delayed. If you use the beta version of Google Chrome, you would have received this update on March 22 itself. Else, you have to wait till April, like the rest of the world when Google Chrome will auto update itself and then get to enjoy this added benefit that we all have been wanting.
Google Chrome 66 is also bringing lots of other features like better security, extra intelligence with reference to playing the same videos based on how capable different devices are and it will be more dynamic and responsive, as Google reports.