Google Chrome’s New Update Now Lets You Permanently Mute The Annoying Website Autoplays!


Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It was first released in September 2008, for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS and Android. It is arguably the most-used web browser in the world and is funded entirely by Google.

As of Q2 2017, StatCounter estimates that Google Chrome has a 63% worldwide usage share of web browsers as a desktop browser. It also has 54% market share across all platforms combined, because it has a 50% share on smartphones. Its success has led to Google expanding the Chrome brand name on various other products such as Chromecast, Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebox and Chromebase.

The basic USP of the Chrome is that it features a minimalistic user interface, with its user-interface principles later being implemented into other browsers. For example, the merging of the address bar and search bar into the omnibox. Chrome also has a reputation for strong browser performance In previous versions of Chrome, users would have to right-click on the tab for the site and hit Mute Tab in the menu.

That would silence any unwanted audio from that webpage, but the effect would be undone as soon as you navigated to another section of the site.

With the new update, Chrome offers a Mute Site option. This will permanently kill any audio from autoplay videos or elaborate banner ads. Elsewhere, Chrome 64 brings a bevvy of other useful improvements, tweaks and new features.

If we go to the speculations, Google has released a new version of its Chrome Internet browser which lets users permanently mute websites that autoplay videos. “Available on Windows, Mac and Linux, the new version- Chrome 64 lets you permanently mute websites that autoplay videos,” The Independent reported late on Thursday.

Users need to click the “View Site Information” symbol on the left-hand edge of the “omnibar” or the address bar combined with the Google search box, to mute a site that automatically plays videos. This, however, replaces the previous “mute tab” feature that was only temporary.

The search engine giant is also adding High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging support to Chrome 64 browser for Windows users. The feature will require a PC with the Fall Creators Update, an HDR-compatible monitor and graphics card. The latest version of Chrome also protects Mac and Windows device users against the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” processor vulnerabilities. Google is rolling out the new version of Chrome at the moment.

Google also releases the majority of Chrome’s source code as the Chromium open-source project. One component that is not open-source is the built-in Adobe Flash Player (that Chrome has disabled by default since September 2016. Chrome used the WebKit layout engine until version 27. As of version 28, all Chrome ports except the iOS port use Blink, a fork of the WebKit engine.