Search Engine Google Launches Chrome 66
Google has some exciting news. The search engine has added a new feature on its Chrome 66 which it launched yesterday. While this feature automatically prevents sounds from playing by default, it also gives users the option of playing sounds from autoplay videos, Techcrunch reports. This new update means that autoplays without sounds will be allowed to play, while those with sound will require an option.
The Mac version mutes the video by default while the mobile and desktop versions have added security measures such as a passwords export option, security improvements, and extra developer features. A video can, however, be automatically played with the sound if the site that has the video has been added to their home screen on their phones or if the video has been played a number of times.
Users will still have the option of permanently blocking videos from a particular website. This feature was initially slated for January this year with Chrome 64. The update is now available for Mac, desktop and iOS users.
On the issue of security, Chrome no longer issue Symantec certificates due to the company’s failure to comply with the new DigiCert Certification Authority.
Meanwhile, The Verge reports that Microsoft has also announced that it will be including its Windows Defender antivirus called the Windows Defender Browser Protection to Chrome 66. It promises real-time protection against malicious sites and phishing emails. Although Google has its own defence, this will serve as an extra cautionary attachment for users who choose to have it.