Auto-play is one the most annoying things you will experience while browsing. Have you ever wondered how to stop these auto-plays? Well, you are not alone as most of us feel the same way. Google has addressed this issue in the upcoming Chrome 64 by including the ability to have auto-play videos go silent by default. This way you won’t be disturbed by any annoying unexpected videos while you are quietly browsing away. Chrome 64 will be rolled out by January 2018, if you feel like you can’t wait that long then worry not as you can start using this feature by downloading the beta version of Chrome 64 until you get the real deal.
On the downside, to enable this feature you will have to navigate to Chrome 64’s permissions bar to mute the auto-play content every time you visit a website, you can’t just set it up once and expect the auto-play contents in all the websites you visit to mute automatically unless it is under the parent domain.
The company stated that the full auto-play blocking feature will be available in the consumer version that will be released on January along with an improved pop-up blocker, security measures that prevent malicious auto-redirects, and support for HDR video playback when Windows 10 is in HDR mode and also a new “split view” feature that will enable you to multitask with multiple windows.