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Mozilla Firefox 66 will mute autoplay videos by default

Developer Mozilla announced on Monday that Firefox 66 will mute automatically playing video content on web pages by default.

This means that when you’re browsing the web through Mozilla Firefox, videos that play automatically will be silenced.

“We know that unsolicited volume can be a great source of distraction and frustration for users of the web,” the company’s Chris Pearce said in a blog post.

“Any playback that happens before the user has interacted with a page via a mouse click, printable key press, or touch event, is deemed to be autoplay and will be blocked if it is potentially audible.”

The company further notes that users can give certain sites permission to play sound automatically by opening a new icon in the URL bar.

“Users can click on the icon to access the site information panel, where they can change the Autoplay sound permission for that site from the default setting of Block to Allow,” Pearce added.

Firefox 66 will launch in March and the feature will be available for both desktop and Android.

Feature image: Mozilla

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