Google Will Now Allow You To Mute AutoPlay Videos On Websites

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Chrome 64 beta allows users to easily mute autoplaying videos across an entire website.

The ability to mute auto-playing videos is available in the Chrome 64 beta, which was first made available December 14 and is expected to continue to be available in future versions of the browser, including stable releases outside of beta. The new Chrome update allows users to mute autoplay videos across a whole website with just a click.

This is the best feature via which Google is going to tackle this annoying thing on Chrome.

Once you've downloaded the beta, go to a page that autoplays video with sound - here's one.

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Next, in the URL bar at the top of the browser, there should be a lower-case "i" or green lock icon located to the left of the web address. There is a pull-down menu to the right of it that allows you to "Block" sound on whichever site you are now visiting. It's very convenient, and oh so satisfying. The beta release has a more improved pop-up blocker that can prevent malware disguised ink lay buttons and other controls. For making this security measure work, Chrome 64 will prevent redirect from third-party web pages.

Now users can see a little info bar which tells them when a redirect is being blocked. Furthermore, Google provided a portal for site owners to know if they are engaged in new prohibited practices. However Google is making some changes on that front. Although it is not possible to mute all autoplay videos by default, all such videos will be muted if they come from a muted parent domain. It's not a bad policy, but when taken in conjunction with a Wall Street Journal report from April that claimed Google was in the process of implementing new ad-blocking features by default, it sounded like the beginning of a slippery slope.

On Chrome OS, this version brings "Split view" feature that enhances multitasking in tablet mode.

What's more, Google recognises that ad-blockers are a threat to its business and most ad-supported businesses on the web.

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