The search giant Google is expected to introduce a new feature for Chrome users. Google is already testing a couple of them in the beta version. Chrome beta version 64 has already been released and those who want to test it will be given the opportunity to check out some of the new features Google plans to bring it to all browser users in the coming weeks.
Last Thursday, Chrome developers officially announced that users can now update their browser and choose to mute annoying autoplay videos on websites. The update, Chrome 64 beta, also prevents malicious redirects and a lot more.
Google confirmed that the update will add to Chrome an improved pop-up blocker, which is meant to prevent sites with abusive experiences from opening new tabs or windows. Apparently, most Chrome users complained that some sites include links to third-party websites disguised as play buttons.
Now users can see a little info bar which tells them when a redirect is being blocked. Google has also created a helpful portal for site owners to find out if they're engaging in any of the new prohibited practices.
The autoplay-muting setting will be located in the beta version's permissions bar, which can be accessed from the icons next to the URL either an 'i' for info or a green padlock. Users will have to do this with each and every website.
The new beta release also includes HDR video playback on Windows 10, a "Split view" feature for Chrome OS, tweaked page resize options for developers, and improved resource usage for media assets.
There will probably some new features implemented in Chrome 64, but these are among the most important Google is now testing in the beta version.