Google Chrome's Next Mission: Stop Auto-Playing Flash Ads
Google's latest update to its Chrome browser comes with a new setting that'll automatically detect Flash adverts or videos and pause them.By Jake Godin | June 5, 2015
It can be a common sight these days — you’re browsing some web page or another and then all of a sudden you have an ad or video jumping to get your attention.
Google’s hoping to put an end to that with their latest update. Starting Friday, Google Chrome Beta will automatically pause what it deems to be Flash content not central to the webpage. The everyday Google Chrome browser will get the update in the coming weeks. (Video via Google)
What that means is, if you go to a webpage where a Flash video or ad would normally automatically start, Google will pause it right off the bat so you’re never distracted by its animation, or worse, its audio.