Search engine Google has updated its Chrome with the latest version which allows the users to permanently mute websites that play videos automatically, along with many more benefits.
The new Chrome 64.0.3282 also has a number of fixes and improvements. The update is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux and includes 53 security fixes.
The new update lets the users mute the websites that auto-play videos. To mute the site, users have to click on ‘View site information’ symbol on the left-hand edge of the address bar combined with the Google search box.
The new update is a replacement of the previous ‘mute tab’ feature. For the Windows users, Google has also added High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging support to the new Chrome 64, but this feature will only be active with Fall Creators Update and graphics card on a system. The Fall Creators Update is an HDR-compatible monitor.
Jon Krafcik, Group Product Manager, Data Privacy, and Transparency at Google, wrote in a blog post, “Today, we’re rolling out the ability to mute the reminder ads in apps and on websites that partner with us to show ads.”
He further stated that reminder ads can be useful, but if the user isn’t shopping for Snow Boot Co.’s boots anymore, then they don’t need a reminder about them.
A new control with ‘Ads Settings’ is enabled to mute the reminder ads.
The new update also protects Mac and Windows users against processor vulnerabilities like Meltdown and Spectre.
Google released the Chrome 63 update in December which brought in features like Flags redesign, Quick site certification, and other features.