Chrome Now Lets You Mute Noisy Sites Forever: Here's How

Allan Goodman
January 26, 2018

Among other changes, the Chrome 64 update includes various security fixes to reduce instances of vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre CPU.

Websites that autoplay videos without any notification have been a source of complaints from Chrome users for quite some time.

Chrome 64 also brings with it support for High Dynamic Range (HDR).

Google has released a new version of its Chrome browser, dubbed Chrome 64, for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The browser mainly blocks third-party iframes if a user doesn't directly interact with them.

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To mute a site that automatically plays videos, users will need click the View Site Information symbol, which may look like a green padlock, on the left-hand edge of the omnibar - the address bar combined with the Google search box. (Note that this feature is only available for PCs with the Windows 10 Fall Creators update, a graphics card, and an HDR-compatible monitor). Following in the footsteps of Apple's Safari, the new-and-improved version browser with it a site-wide mute option for websites that frequently throw up video content with unwanted sounds, replacing Google's previous "mute tab" option. Here you can add the websites for which you want to disable audio.

"Starting on February 15, in line with the Coalition's guidelines, Chrome will remove all ads from sites that have a "failing" status in the Ad Experience Report for more than 30 days", Google said.

Alphabet Inc's Google rolled out a new addition to its ads settings that will enable users to mute reminder ads in apps and on websites that partner with the company to show the ads.

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