Firefox Update Allow Users to Block Autoplay Audio and Video


Finally, Mozilla Firefox browser has added an option to block auto-playing video and audio which annoy frequently while surfing net following the major browsers but too late as other browsers have made the option available long ago.

Google Chrome and Apple Safari browsers have included the option of blocking auto-playing of video and audio while Firefox joined the wagon last weekend.

Mozillian working on Firefox Dale Harvey tweeted ‘We are adding the ability to block and configure autoplaying videos with sound in Firefox, can check it out in @FirefoxNightly’. It was posted on July 21.

According to a report of CNET Mozilla recently added this feature to Firefox Nightly, which is the new test version of the browser. The test browser started to automatically prompt users asking if they wanted to block an autoplay video with sound. The feature has been revealed in the test version and is expected to come on the main Firefox browser in October 2018.

The new feature which would pop-up under the address bar only if a website starts audio and nothing will pop-up if the website lacks any audio which plays immediately after loading.

A user has to change in the browser setting section and could prefer to use the new feature to block all auto-playing media or choose to receive the pop-up notification for individual websites.

Another important feature which would help in providing a better experience to the users is block websites publishers and advertisers which track your online pattern of surfing using software and saves the user from tracking.

The auto-playing options for ads have been added earlier and after this new feature to block audio for the entire sites would be a relief for Mozillians.

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