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Autoplay Videos Are Now Blocked By Google Chrome

Autoplay Videos Are Now Blocked By Google Chrome

Frankly, I think it's annoying to have to deal with any sites that fire up loud autoplaying videos while Chrome takes its time learning what you like and don't like.

When Google released Chrome 66 in April, it clamped down on lots of websites that tried to play video and audio automatically.

The update is part of a wider effort to make browsing the internet a more pleasant experience, with fewer intrusive ads and videos.

Ultimately, Pallett writes, the new policy will block around 50 percent of autoplay videos that you want nothing to do with, which should cut down on the noisiness of your browser quite significantly.

Google's Chrome browser now blocks auto-playing video completely even if it's mute. The company will learn which site the user prefers using more, and then Chrome will decide whether it should or should not be blocked.




A user can not avoid the sudden unwanted noise when he enters a site for the first time, but later, the user would have a customized browsing experience.This seems to be hard for the users primarily but once the browser gets the hold of user's search, the autoplay works accordingly.

Chrome then enabled the complete blocking of autoplaying videos and audio back in April. All users have to do is to right click on the tab of the website and select the "mute site" option.

Google Chrome plans to gradually roll out these changes out in a personalized way. Content that has no audio, or mutes it by default, are still allowed to autoplay, however, or if the content is on a frequently-visited site.

Meanwhile, for new Chrome users who do not yet have a browsing history, the browser will allow autoplay videos on over 1,000 popular websites where users usually allow the videos to play with sound. As you browse the web, Chrome updates that list by enabling autoplay on sites where you play media with sound during most of your visits, and disables it on sites where you don't. The browser adds sites to the list that you interact with using positive signals, for instance, when you click on unmute or play video regularly on.


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