Chrome 66 Released With Autoplaying Content Disabled By Default
Chrome 66 Released With Autoplaying Content Disabled By Default
Google Chrome 66 build has been released for Windows Mac Linux and Android
19 April, 2018, 06:04
"Web browsers are moving towards stricter autoplay policies in order to improve the user experience, minimize incentives to install ad blockers, and reduce data consumption on expensive and constrained networks", wrote Chrome evangelist François Beaufort on Chrome's Developer page. To upgrade your browser, press on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of your display and look for a green, orange, or red update icon.
One important security feature that went live in Chrome 66 is strict site isolation, which is created to make it hard for untrusted websites to steal sensitive information from your account on other websites. Up to this point, whenever a video would start playing automatically, Chrome utilized resources that should now remain reserved until you decide to watch media.
If you're a Windows user like me, you'll probably remember when you set up your machine and tried to change the default browser from Edge to Chrome.
Regardless of whether Edge beats Chrome in blocking phishing and malware, Microsoft's modern browser has yet to attract more than five percent of the world's browser users, according to figures from StatCounter and NetMarketshare.
To update to the Google Chrome 66, select About Chrome from the Chrome menu bar. Basically, what Chrome does is block video on (most) sites if audio is enabled.
-On desktop, the user's Media Engagement Index threshold has been crossed, meaning the user has previously play video with sound.
With the feature finally released, it should keep most sites quiet for you when you're browsing.
On that note, videos that are created to autoplay without sound are still fully allowed and will continue to play without being clicked on.
When you try to enter such a site, the system issues a warning about the possible risk.
So, there are some instances where videos with sound might still play automatically, based on your browsing behavior.
Select "export passwords" again when the prompt appears.
Select a location to save the file ChromePasswords.csv to.
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