Google Chrome beta delivers mute tool for autoplay videos

James Marshall
December 16, 2017

Google is now rolling out Chrome 63, with Chrome 64 in the beta channel. This version that is now in beta channel brings better pop-up blocker, sitewide audio muting, and overall new features including the ones found on Chrome OS. In early October, the search giant rolled out Chrome OS 61 and at the end of the same month, Chrome OS 62 was rolled out to supported devices. With abusive websites, we refer to the websites that put page elements like play button that do not play anything other than triggering ads opening in a window.

Once you have the beta installed, it's a simple process to permanently mute a website that has auto-playing videos.

Fortunately, Google has released the Chrome 64 Beta which is now available to download officially. You can access this icon besides the URL on the Chrome browser.

The major downside to this setting is that it can only be enabled on a per website basis, so users must choose the option on each site they want it applied to.

Developers also have a new update for the Dev Channel for desktops, where the update installs software version 65.0.3294.5 for Mac and Linux and version 65.0.3294.5/.6 for Windows. The new update has stronger pop-up blocker to block down advertisements and other pop-ups while surfing different websites.

If you are using Microsoft's latest Windows system i.e. Windows 10, the new Chrome update brings HDR Video support as well.

Other security integrations in Chrome 64 include measures that block ill-disposed auto-redirects from certain websites.

For Chrome OS, the new Chrome 64 Beta update brings Split View multitasking feature as well. The update also brings some interesting tweaks to make the most of the new version. For more useful updates, stay tuned with us!

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