This time the news is for all the Chrome users out there. This latest update of Google Chrome ropes in a new feature which would be definitely applauded by most of the users. To start off with, the option for blocking autoplay videos, which start on their own, often leave the user confused and irritated as to where exactly the sound is coming from. Google Chrome’s version 66 would include changes to autoplay videos and although this was supposed to roll out with the Chrome 64 update from January, it would now be coming with the newer update.
According to the latest blog by Google Chromium, autoplay for videos would only then be allowed when the media does not play sound or after the user clicks or taps on the site, or on the desktop if the user has previously shown an interest in media on the site. Google added that it would reduce unexpected video playbacks with sound whenever a user opens the webs page. Google Chrome 64 update did bring in the option of permanently muting websites, which had autoplay for videos turned on by default.
Also, these would be not the only changes that Google Chrome would perceive in the future. From July, Google’s browser would start marking all non-https websites as unsafe.
Google would be marking all HTTP sites as “not secure” and this move is aimed at encouraging websites to adopt the secure HTTPS encryption. The “not secure” tag would start rolling out itself for Google Chrome in July 2018 with Chrome 68.
According to the Google, this transition from HTTP to HTTPS helped protect over 68 percent of Chrome traffic on Android and Windows last year. Along with this, over 81 out of top 100 sites on the web use HTTPS by default.