It is very annoying when you open many tabs while searching and the site you opened in one of the tabs happens to have a video or ad that starts playing automatically. Google Chrome updates to stop autoplay videos, it will definitely solve your problem of annoying auto-loading ads or videos.
Google Chrome updates to stop autoplay videos and according to the company’s official page, the loading of the videos in the background will now be deferred until the tab is visible for the first time. This update will avoid premature playback and autoplay during session restores. Once a tab has played media, only that media will be allowed to autoload / autoplay indefinitely (To support playlist type applications.)
François Beaufort, Google’s Chromium evangelist, wrote in a Google+ announcement:
“This means no more “Where’s that sound coming from?” moments when an ad decides to autoplay in a tab you’ve specifically opened in the background.”
Google Chrome updates to stop autoplay videos and will conserve power as the browser will only consume power once the tab is foregrounded. Already, Chrome lets you discover noisy tabs, last year, a browser update added speaker icons to tabs that included sound. A blue rectangle or red circle is also shown in tabs using your webcam like Hangouts.
Google Chrome updates to stop autoplay videos and this move by search giant came after Twitter launched auto-play videos in June, meaning GIFs, native videos and Vines will automatically start playing as you scroll past (It can be annoying for many of the users). These updates will definitely be a life-saver for the people who are annoyed by auto-playing ads and videos.