Google Chrome soon to get ability to mute autoplay videos, improved features


Google is expected to introduce new features for Chrome users, as the search giant is already testing a couple of them in the beta channel. Chrome beta version 64 has already been released and those who want to test it will be given the opportunity some of the new features Google plans to bring to all browser users in the coming weeks.

The first thing Google confirmed it will add to Chrome is an improved pop-up blocker, which is meant to prevent sites with abusive experiences from opening new tabs or windows. Apparently, many Chrome users complained some sites include links to third-party websites disguised as play buttons or other site controls and transparent overlays, which capture all clicks and open new tabs or windows.

Hopefully, the new and enhanced pop-up blocker will prevent these websites from taking advantage of end users. You can test this feature now by downloading Chrome beta.

Another interesting new option will allow Chrome users to mute autoplay videos on websites. The bad news is you'll have to do that manually for each website that uses these videos, but once you block a website, all audio content should remain blocked on that domain.

There will probably be some other new features implemented in Chrome 64, but these are among the most important Google is now testing in the beta version.

source: Google via 9to5Google

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5 Comments

1. yeayeayeaaa

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Samsung Internet still supreme lol

4. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Really wish Samsung would make their Samsung Internet Chrome extension available for Edge...gonna send feedback to them on Twitter regarding it. Edge just gives a smoother touchpad/keyboard ans pen/touch experience on my Surface Pro 2.

2. gamehead unregistered

I wonder what sites these chrome users are complaining about...What sites has a lot of pop ups because I just cant think of them

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3127; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'll give you a clue for one site I know it start with "phone" and end with "arena" /s

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Chrome is getting old and clunky. Firefox Quantum is the next best thing. Check it out. It's faster, lighter and have all the functionality Chrome has. It won't spy on you or collect your personal info as much as Google Chrome thus very private. Goolge has so much power that's why they fearlessly sell user data and capitalize on that all the time. Their serach business, map business and also personal assistant thing all rely on our private user data. They also sell them to outside companies to gain various advantages. That's just disgusting.

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