No autoplay for Chrome in January 2018

Google has announced that Chrome will no longer play autoplay media which is a great thing. Unfortunately you'll have to wait until January 2018 for this to be added as a feature to Chrome but I guess for most it's still a victory. Head over to VentureBeat for the full story.

Not all users have the same preferences for autoplay media, so Google has looked at letting users mute and unmute entire websites — we first heard the company was experimenting with such an option last month. This is now part of the browser’s roadmap.

Chrome 63 will add a new user option to completely disable audio for individual sites. This site-muting option will persist between browsing sessions, allowing users to customize when and where audio will play.