And like previous versions, Chrome 66 is a free update.
Apart from blocking autoplaying videos, Chrome 66 will include a small percentage trial of Site Isolation, which improves Chrome’s security and helps mitigate risks posed by Spectre.
Google is pretty tight-lipped about Chrome releases and Chrome 66 does not change that at all.
The company has taken another step and brought Edge’s security features to Google Chrome in the form of an extension called Windows Defender Browser Protection.
While Google will not entirely block videos in Chrome that are created to autoplay, users will have to trigger them to play manually.
Some users might start getting the update in Chrome’s built-in updater, but this doesn’t seem to be happening for everyone right away.
VentureBeat tested the new tool and discovered autoplay videos that are muted still automatically play, while autoplay videos with sound are paused by default.
Google’s Chrome browser is used by at least 57 percent of surfers in March, according data from StatCounter.
Talking of the other additions with Chrome 66, the Export Passwords can be found under the Manage Passwords section under the Advanced Settings option. It’s based on a new metric and ranking by Google’s new metric Media Engagement Index (MEI).
The Export Passwords exists for Android and iOS as well.
User has interacted with the domain (click, tap, etc.).
Moreover, websites with SSL/TLS certificates issued before June 1, 2016, are likewise included on the list.
Chrome 66 will roll out in coming days and weeks. The post also adds, “We will also retain restrictions if the bug exists in a third party library that other projects similarly depend on, but haven’t yet fixed”.
Microsoft made a mistake in releasing Edge in an unfinished state in 2015, but the browser has quietly turned into a solid product, especially when it comes to security features. It must be noted that Google is not yet done with the browser updates.