Google Reverses the Newly Added Autoplay Policy in Chrome 66
Google has decided to suspend the autoplay policy that was implemented for audio and video content until developers from around the world catch up.
One of the best news for Google Chrome users was that the browser was finally drawing the line when it comes to videos and audio content that starts on its own when opening a new tab. In fact, it would be difficult to find anything wrong with that decision, if you’re not one of the websites affected by the problem.
Well, it turns out that Google used a very large hammer to solve a delicate problem, and the result was obvious. They manage to break a ton of services and other websites that relied on that function to work, and that didn’t necessarily bother the users.
Rolling back is temporary
Following the outcry stemming from developers all over the world, Google decided that it’s going to roll back the autoplay policy, but it’s only a temporary measure. They are not going to drop it or soften it, they… (read more)