Google Chrome to Prevent Videos With Sound From Autoplaying

Google Chrome to Prevent Videos With Sound From Autoplaying

Google’s latest version of Chrome for desktop will disable most videos with sound from playing automatically.

That means users will no longer be bombarded with unwanted audio from videos when browsing with Chrome.

The only exceptions are videos that Google believes the individual user is interested in. This is determined by three factors:

  • The user has played the video before
  • The screen was clicked on at some point during the browsing session
  • The video appears on a site that the user has added to their home screen on mobile

Google has taken a similar measure against video advertisements that autoplay with sound. However, those ads are now being blocked…

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