You'll soon be able to disable autoplay videos in Google Chrome

Finally! Google will kill video and ads sound autoplay in next Chrome update

Google Chrome users will now be pleased to know that the company will be allowing them more control over the browser's behavior soon.

Finally, if the video that is being auto-played does not have a sound, Google Chrome 64 will allow it to be played.

So from next month, users of the current Chrome version 63 will also have a new option that will allow them to completely disable the audio of video for individual websites.

The changes will be incorporated into Chrome 63, which will be released in January 2018.

"Users watch and listen to a lot of media, and autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web".

"Chrome will be making auto-play more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio", writes Google in a blog post.

It's not a secret that nowadays our browsing experience can be extremely frustrating due to those autoplay videos which suddenly pop up on the page and don't want to go away, even if you try to scroll down.

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Google now offers an autoplay block in Chrome for Android, which attempts to stop autoplay videos from eating up data and battery life.

In addition to the rules Google has about muted videos and the considerations it makes concerning previous media engagement, Google will also allow autoplay video through on sites users have added to their homepages. It's not so much the video, but the sound from the video that is truly aggravating. Well, Google Chrome is there for you-or at least, it will be come January.

Also this summer Google announced they would be continuing their crackdown against unwanted content by launching Google Chrome ad-blocking features in early 2018.

The site muting option is a handy means of avoiding audio on some sites, but keeping it in play on those you enjoy hearing from.

Google, which refers to the ad-blocker as an ad "filter", is using a list of unacceptable ad types provided by the Coalition for Better Ads, an advertising industry trade group.

So, what does Google define as showing interest?

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