With the release of version 64 of Google Chrome, has added many other things, also the option to disable automatic audio playback when you visit websites. In this guide, I’ll show you how to mute a video when the audio automatically starts.
This is a useful function when you do not want to be disturbed by videos with aggressive audio, mainly contained in invasive advertising posted on the website. You can also select the sites on which you want to activate this feature or create a whitelist containing the sites from which you do not want to mute the audio.
Read on to find out how to disable automatic audio playback on Google Chrome.
How to disable automatic audio playback on Google Chrome
Internet sites containing invasive advertising are increasingly popular in which videos or music start automatically, without our consent. This could cause not a few hassles to us or those around us, if not real infarcts if we are in absolute silence.
Fortunately, Google has thought to include in this version the ability to disable automatic audio playback on Google Chrome of the websites that you visit.
The new feature allows you to choose to mute all websites or only some, those of which we are sure that use this type of advertising. Here is the procedure on how to do it. If you do not have Chrome installed and you want to use this useful feature, you can download it from here.
Disable automatic audio playback on all websites
To block the automatic playback on all websites, you must first open the Chrome browser, press the icon with the three vertical dots located at the top left and then click on “Settings”.
At this point, in the new tab that will open you will have to press on ” Content settings ” in the ” Privacy and security ” section and then on ” Audio“. At this point, a new window will open in which you will have to uncheck the item “Allow sites to play audio “.
In the same window, there is also the option to create a whitelist with the sites where to run the audio autoplay. In this way, you can choose certain websites where the audio will start automatically despite the active block.
Turn off automatic audio playback on a specific website
If instead, you want to block the audio only for a particular site, leaving instead of automatic playback, you will have to go to the website you want to mute, press on the ” i ” symbol that will appear in the address bar and then on ” Site settings “.
At this point, a new tab will open with different settings related to the site you were viewing, including those related to the audio. In the menu next to the voice “Audio”, you will have to do is select “Block” to stop the autoplay associated with that domain.