Google Now Allows You Mute Autoplay Videos In Chrome Beta

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Autoplay videos are the new pop-ups of the internet.I personally find them irritating and completely useless for selling things. What I normally do is to mute the whole tab in chrome.

Months ago, a blog post by the good developers of Chrome let its users know that come January, users would be free of audio from autoplaying videos. As far as we know, those upgrades is still on track to arrive in early 2018 for all users, but you can get this feature (among others) today by downloading the Chrome 64 beta.

Once you have the beta installed, it’s a simple matter to perma-mute a website that has auto-playing videos. Click on the lock icon next to the website’s name, which normally is an indication using HTTPS to encrypt its website — and there should be an option to Allow or Not Allow sound from the website. If you’re dealing with a serial abuser of autoplaying videos, just set the sound to Not Allow by default, and you won’t have any more problems with auto-playing videos making noise in the background.

The beta includes other upgrades too, like a stronger pop-up blocker and better protection from malicious prompts that try to automatically redirect users to other websites. It also adds HDR video playback for Windows 10 users in HDR mode, a “Split View” multitasking feature for Chrome OS and other developer tweaks


Google is an American multinational technology company founded on the 4th of September 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D students at Stanford University. The company specializes in Internet-related services and products such as online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of the company’s profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results. Google’s headquarters is in Mountain View, California.



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