How to disable the automatic playback of videos on Chrome?

Since the update of Chrome (66.0), the sound of automatically launched videos is cut by default, but what about the total stop of their playback?

If you can not stand a video being played as soon as you open a page on Chrome, especially if you’re in public or using your data, then follow this tutorial.

Disable automatic playback of videos on Chrome

Disabling Autoplay is very simple, whether you’re surfing Chrome from your Android or computer.

  • Start Chrome.
  • In the address bar, type: chrome: /// flags / # autoplay-policy .
  • Press Enter.
  • Click the drop-down menu next to Autoplay policy.
  • Select the Document user activation is required option.
  • Finally, click RELAUNCH NOW which appears at the bottom of the window.

Now no more video will be released without your agreement.

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Mute a Chrome autoplay video

Google cuts the sound of videos by default. If, however, you want to do it manually then you just have to launch Chrome, right-click on the open page, and finally choose the option Cut the sound of the site.

If you want to check that Chrome is up-to-date and use its latest version, launch the browser, type in the search bar: chrome: // settings/help, and press Enter.

There are some exceptions in which you can continue to hear auto-play audio, for example, when you have added a web page to your smartphone’s home screen.