Google Chrome is one of the most widely used mobile browsers on the planet today. The company continues to add new features and improve it as well. So Google has now rolled out the latest version of its web browser and now it blocks auto playing content by default. Oh happy day.
Chrome 66 is now rolling out for Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, and iOS. The desktop version of the browser brings automatic blocking for all auto playing content by default, which everyone is going to love.
This means that sites that take you by surprise when multimedia content starts autoplaying with sound as soon as you visit the site won’t bother you anymore. Chrome 66 also brings some other new features for developers as well as overall security improvements.
At last this feature has made its way to Google Chrome. The company was supposed to introduce it with the Chrome 64 release in January but it decided to delay the feature’s rollout. Now it is here though and annoying autoplay videos will be silent from here on out.
Auto playing content that’s muted won’t be automatically blocked by default. Chrome 66 will only block auto playing content with sound on its own. It just won’t start playing when the page loads.