A Microsoft is systematically looking to meet the needs of users of the Edge, its most recent browser based on Chromium. This means that in addition to having planned new resources up its sleeve, the company intends to improve the resources already made available. Now, new information is realizing that a feature is about to arrive that will allow users to block the automatic playback of videos in the browser, which often turn out to be annoying, and force us to pause them.
Google added a new flag in the Canary version of Edge, called “Autoplay Limit Default Setting”. This option will allow Microsoft to set the default autoplay to be Limited. When this option is set to Limited, videos will not be played automatically on the sites you visit.
It often happens that video playback starts automatically on some sites. They can have an impact on the consumption of resources, but also of data, an element that we particularly value when we are not using a Wi-Fi network. As they also have the gift of annoying when it comes to ads, the new Edge functionality will be very welcome .
Microsoft Edge will end automatic video playback
By now, most users should have switched to the new version of Edge based on Chromium, as Microsoft has already discontinued the Edge Legacy version at the beginning of March. For a few months, the American giant has been doing everything to impose the new Edge, for example, by automatically installing it on Windows and placing it as the default browser. Even if you have not uninstalled the old version, Microsoft has already announced that Edge Legacy will be permanently removed from your computer this April, thanks to the annual update.
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