Google chrome’s will soon be updating its browser that most of the user will appreciate. It will offer the option of blocking videos.
Quite often when the user opens multiple websites, ad videos start to play with music leaving the user confused about where exactly the sound is coming from. The version 66 will include changes to auto play videos.
Although the same was proposed in Chrome’s 64 update in January, it will now come with the newer update.
Google says that the videos will now only be allowed after the user clicks or taps on the site or if the user has previously shown an interest in media on the site.
It will reduce unexpected video playbacks with sound when a user opens the web page. The last update did bring the option of permanently muting websites which had autoplay for videos turned on by default.
The company is expected to make further changes in the near future. From July, Google’s browser will start marking non-https websites as unsafe. It will mark “not secure” in all HTTP sites. The move is aimed at encouraging websites to secure HTTPS encryption. Google will start rolling it out in July 2018 with Chrome 68.
According to Google, the transition to https helped in protecting over 68 percent of traffic on Android and Windows last year.
81 out of top 100 sites on the net use HTTPS by default.
In February, Google Chrome also rolled out ad-blocker. The ad blocker does not block all ads but only those that are consistently violating standards set by Coalition for Better Ads.