Google Chrome now mutes annoying videos that autoplay with sound

There’s good news for Google Chrome users, the latest version of the world’s most popular web browser has arrived with a new feature that prevents websites from automatically playing sound. That means that pre-loaded videos, and other content that involves sound, won’t blare out unless you specifically choose to enable it to.

Aside from being a major annoyance, autoplay videos consume more data and can slow down the general browsing experience, which is particularly important when on a mobile device.

The update is due to ship to users in the coming days. The feature has been in development for Chrome since last year, but there are some exceptions.

Autoplay will only be allowed when the media itself doesn’t include sound, or when the user has indicated…

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