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Chrome will tackle annoying autoplay videos on websites

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 18 Sep 2017 0:34 User comments (3)

Chrome will tackle annoying autoplay videos on websites Google Chrome will soon tackle annoying autoplay videos on websites with new browser features coming next year.
Autoplay videos can be extremely annoying when browsing the web. You load a webpage to read an article, and suddenly it is there in your face; an unrelated video that is playing full blast in your browser window. For laptop users, this is particularly frustrating.

Chrome developers have heard the complaints and will roll out new features in the browser across Desktop and Mobile that will tackle the problem. The browser won't allow autoplay videos that play sound, unless the user has "indicated an interest in the media."

Users will be able to mute specific websites permanently in Chrome 63 too, according to Mounir Lamouri.

On Mobile, if you have added a website to your Home screen, then autoplay videos will be fully allowed by the browser. On Desktop, autoplay will be allowed for websites you typically watch a lot of media content on.

Read more: Chromium Blog

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3 user comments

118.9.2017 10:44

SO, in other words, Chrome will still auto-allow YouTube and CNN to autoplay videos, as sites "you typically watch a lot of media content on"; sorry, that's almost worthless, unless you can turn that part of it off.

218.9.2017 11:08

I agree chrome is my default browser. Autoplay videos can be extremely annoying when browsing the web.

320.9.2017 16:37

How about giving the user total control of Autoplay videos in the browser?

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