Google partially rolls back Chrome 66's autoplay changes

Google partially rolls back Chrome 66's autoplay changes

For that reason, the current Chrome version 66 will no longer automatically mute Web Audio objects.

The feature is reportedly barring apps and interactive art from playing audio notifications and other elements. Developer Benji Kay, who specializes in audio tools and games for the web, explained that postponing the policy will not fix the many issues that have appeared. He also advises Google to not enable the policy by default, rather allows a user to activate it by going into Chrome's settings.

While the original audio policy change blindsided developers, the temporary rollback seeks to give them time to adapt their projects for the coming change but, as some devs pointed out last week, not everyone affected by the change has the ability, time, or resources to go back and retroactively change the code of projects already online.

Put simply, the autoplay changes are still in place for HTML5 video and audio (so autoplaying videos are still blocked), but not for the Web Audio API that most games use.

The new functionality was meant to silence auto-playing audio and video in the web browser, but it inadvertently muted audio from many web games and other projects too, with no way to get it back. Some feel that Google is restricting the spirit of a free and open web buy forcing their standards on the world's most popular browser.

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Chrome begins with a list of more than a thousand sites where Google found that the browser's users typically played audio or video with sound.

We're doing this to give Web Audio API developers (e.g. gaming, audio applications, some RTC features) more time to update their code.

The policy will be re-applied in full when Chrome 70 comes out in October, and in the meantime, Pallett says developers should update their code based on Google's recommendations, which you'll find here.

One of Google's project managers for Chrome, John Pallett, said: "We've updated Chrome 66 to temporarily remove the autoplay policy for the Web Audio API". This was after Google acknowledged the complaints from various web-users related to the auto-play ads which were not only bothering a user but also use up the hardware resources along with consuming a huge amount of data. Unfortunately, it has been blocking more than anyone bargained for.

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