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[Download] Google Chrome Major Update with Surprising Tweaks

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There are plenty of browsers on the market, but despite that, Google Chrome manages to stand out. That’s because Google aims to please the users and it constantly comes with new improvements that are meant to enhance the Chrome experience. A new major update is already on its way and it will become available in January 2018.

Mute websites

The upcoming version aims to make browsing easier for everyone and one new feature will allow user to mute entire websites. This means that you will be able to mute all the video and audio ads present on a website. This feature will be found easily, by clicking the “Info” or “Secure” label. Next, users will be able to mute all the sounds from a certain website.

Autoplay tweaks

The next Chrome version will come with a useful change that won’t allow autoplay for videos that have sound. A Chromium blog post announced the upcoming change. “Users watch and listen to a lot of media, and autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web. However, one of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing. To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio. Starting in Chrome 64, autoplay will be allowed when either the media won’t play sound, or the user has indicated an interest in the media. This will allow autoplay to occur when users want media to play, and respect users’ wishes when they don’t. These changes will also unify desktop and mobile web

To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio. Starting in Chrome 64, autoplay will be allowed when either the media won’t play sound, or the user has indicated an interest in the media. This will allow autoplay to occur when users want media to play, and respect users’ wishes when they don’t. These changes will also unify desktop and mobile web behaviour, making web media development more predictable across platforms and browsers,” wrote Mounir Lamouri, a software engineer at Google.