Mozilla Firefox Will Mute All Auto Playing Videos Soon


When you are surfing on the web with many tabs open and suddenly in one of those tabs starts playing video at the maximum volume. This is one of the most annoying things in the world. Both Microsoft edge and Google Chrome offer to disable auto-playing videos, Firefox is set to join them soon.

Mozilla Firefox will mute any audible audio and video when you arrive at a new site unless you actively initiate the audio through clicking the “play” button.

This feature will go live with the launch of Firefox 66, says Mozilla engineer Chris Pearce. He also stresses that users can always choose to opt out of this for specific sites. To do so, you only have to click on the new icon that will pop up in the Firefox URL bar whenever the browser blocks an auto-playing video or audio clip.

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