Chrome will Block annoying Autoplay Videos

Chrome will Block annoying Autoplay Videos

One of the most annoying things while browsing the Internet would be auto-play videos. You are happily browsing the web and suddenly, there comes a video starts playing automatically. The worst autoplay videos are the ones that minimize and follow you down the page as you are scrolling.

says this unexpected playback is one of the most frequent concerns from users. From Chrome 64, auto video playback will only be allowed if sound isn’t played or if the user has shown interest in the video. The videos will only auto play if the user has clicked or tapped somewhere on the website during the browsing session, if the website has been added to the home screen (on mobile), or if the user has frequently played media on the website (on desktop).

“This will allow autoplay to occur when users want media to play, and respect users’ wishes when they don’t,” Google said. “These changes will also unify desktop and mobile web behavior, making web media development more predictable across platforms and browsers.” The new features are being introduced in an effort to improve the user experience, reduce power consumption, and ease unnecessary usage.

Also, Google Chrome 63 will add a new option to completely mute individual sites. The disabling would continue between browsing sessions. Google says the autoplay policies will roll out in January 2018. Also Google indicated that, it will introduce in-built ad blocker for Chrome next year in more efforts to put a stop to annoying, unwanted content.




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