You can now download Google Chrome beta and start muting autoplay videos
These are the videos that blare out after I open a new tab late at night and the rest of the house is sleeping... In the couple of seconds it takes you to find where the video is playing on the page, everyone is pretty well much rudely awakened.
Back in September, Google said Chrome 64 would address several user concerns around content that autoplays, most notably, the ability to have autoplay videos go silent by default. Now, if you’re really keen on testing it out, you do so today by downloading the Chrome 64 beta. The company said the full autoplay video blocking feature, which is part of a broader ad blocking effort in Chrome that’s been in the works for quite some time, would arrive in the consumer version of the browser come January.