Autoplay videos is something almost everyone hates, and Google is here to help.
Autoplay videos can be really annoying. You’re reading an article when BOOM a video starts playing and you don’t even know where. Well, Google is here to help.
However, Google being Google, it will be done in a smart way. As you browse the web, Chrome will learn from you what you mute. By default, Chrome will stop videos which have sound. However, if you want to watch that autoplay video and click on it, Chrome will remember that. So the next time you visit that site with an autoplay video, Chrome will not block it. This latest update, update 64, will also allow you to mute an entire site. John Pallett, Google product manager says…
As you browse the web, that list changes as Chrome learns and enables autoplay on sites where you play media with sound during most of your visits, and disables it on sites where you don’t. As you teach Chrome, you may find that you need to click ‘play’ every now and then, but overall the new policy blocks about half of unwanted autoplays, so you will have fewer surprises and less unwanted noise when you first arrive at a website.