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He said: “Users watch and listen to a lot of media, and autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web.
“However, one of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing.
“To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio.
“Starting in Chrome 64, autoplay will be allowed when either the media won’t play sound, or the user has indicated an interest in the media.
“This will allow autoplay to occur when users want media to play, and respect users’ wishes when they don’t.
“These changes will also unify desktop and mobile web behaviour, making web media development more predictable across platforms and browsers.”