Welp, Google is pausing its autoplay blocking feature

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Google has been hyping its new autoplay-blocking feature for months. But it turns out the feature isn’t quite ready for primetime. 

The search giant has quietly disabled Chrome’s autoplay-blocking feature for videos using the Web Audio API, which includes many online games. 

Previously, Chrome would, by default, mute websites that autoplayed videos with sound. It was meant to do away with annoying ads and popups. 

Unfortunately, it was also getting in the way of some web games and multimedia projects, and was blocking users from receiving some sound-based notifications, such as incoming calls.  Read more…

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