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Chrome is making big changes to autoplay videos

Chrome is making big changes to autoplay videos

If the user has pinned the website to the home page of Google Chrome, that too, would allow the videos to autoplay. The upcoming version of the web browser, Safari 11, will allow users to mute auto-playing media with sound, block auto-playing content in individual sites or even bar auto-playing media from their web browsing experience entirely.

Google also said that developers should also allow users to control videos using the browser's default video controls and that sound should be disabled unless a user specifically enables it.

"These changes will also unify desktop and mobile web behaviour, making Web media development more predictable across platforms and browsers", the company said in a blog post.

Google Chrome 63, expected to be released sometime around December, will label resources delivered over the FTP protocol as "Not secure", a member of the Chrome security team has shared.

"Autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web".

Google now offers an autoplay block in Chrome for Android, which attempts to stop autoplay videos from eating up data and battery life.

"To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio".

That interest is based on whether the user has clicked somewhere on the site during the session or has frequently viewed media on the site in the past.

With Google Chrome 64, Google has now taken the next major step forward.

The video is muted or does not have any sound.

Also this summer Google announced they would be continuing their crackdown against unwanted content by launching Google Chrome ad-blocking features in early 2018. Google keeps updating the Google Chrome browser from time to time. The feature will filter out advertisements that don't meet guidelines published by the Coalition for Better Ads. You can check out additional details about Chrome's evolving autoplay policies right here. Not only can they be annoying but they can consume battery life and data.