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Chrome is going to kill the autoplay in 2018

Chrome is going to kill the autoplay in 2018

As noted in that wonderfully ironic tweet, Google has announced that an upcoming version of its wildly popular Chrome browser will block autoplay videos on webpages.

In addition to removing one of the biggest annoyances of the web for most users, the decision to mute auto-playing video is a web for web accessibility. In Google Chrome 63, Google allowed the users to mute websites permanently.

The news is incredible for users who usually browse from the desktop since one of the most common hubs where people spend time is social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook; both of which feature autoplaying videos and media. "This information will be specific to the user and synced across devices, allowing the behaviour to stay consistent when switching to another device", Google said.

Are you annoyed by autoplay videos making noise when you open a new tab in your browser?

"Starting in Chrome 64, autoplay will be allowed when either the media won't play sound, or the user has indicated an interest in the media". The move will also reduce power consumption and data consumption on a user's device and also improve the general user experience, the company said.

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If you do want to use autoplay, consider starting with muted content and let the user unmute if they are interested in exploring more.

The war of the browsers against the advertising has really begun: Apple is going to make obsolete a portion of the cookies as soon as September 2017, while Google, which develops the Chrome, has several new items in its drawers.

"These changes will give users greater control over media playing in their browser, while making it easier for publishers to implement autoplay where it benefits the user", the blog post reads. Google plans the rollout for January, but you'll be able to get into the action beginning in December if you download the Chrome 64 Beta.

The group that decides this is known as the Coalition for Better Ads, which includes Google, Facebook, News Corp, and The Washington Post.


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