Chromium Edge will get its own autoplay media blocker

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Microsoft is actively working on its Chromium Edge browser these days. The tech giant recently revealed its plans to bring autoplay media settings in the browser. This feature is already available in the Edge UWP version available on Windows 10. 

We often visit websites that have one or two video ads. These ads are some times irritating for users. Many end up muting the audio of their systems.

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The original version of Microsoft Edge currently allows users to control autoplay media in sites. Microsoft added the capability in Windows 10 October 2018 Update by making it part of Advanced Settings.

Kyle Pflug made the official announcement about the feature on his official Twitter account. He stated that: 

 

However, some third-party browsers already allow users to block auto-playing media. Some browsers offer it as a global feature, while others allow users to mute individual tabs. It is yet to be seen what technique Microsoft uses for the new Chromium-based Edge version. 

Apart from autoplay blocking, there are some other features that can force Windows 10 users to look forward to its release.

The new Chromium Edge will allow users to sync their tabs, history and customized settings. The Redmond giant is also working to improve scrolling.

Additionally, Microsoft recently revealed that Chromium-based Edge is going to get an IE mode, more privacy controls, Fluent Design UI elements and many other interesting features.

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One Twitter user asked about the time frame for Edge‘s release. Responding to the Tweet, Kyle stated that the feature is currently under development and no ETA is available at the moment.

Right now, Microsoft needs to work on some of the important features that are still missing in the browser. If everything goes well, we can expect a stable version of the browser to land by the end of this year.

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