Google has had to momentarily break one of latest features of Chrome as it was bearing out more bothersome than the infuriating issue it was supposed to deal with. It has partly rolled back the latest policy of Chrome that blocked videos auto-playing with sound, as the web browser was involuntarily putting off few web games from functioning correctly.
Videos autoplay with sound are among the most maddening objects on the web and Chrome began choking them back in April. Regrettably, it has been choking more than anyone bartered for.
Replying to dozens of grievances from developers, John Pallett, the Google Chrome product manager, wrote, “We have upgraded Chrome 66 to momentarily eliminate the autoplay guidelines for the Web Audio API. This amendment does not have an effect on most media playback on the network, as the autoplay policy will stay implemented for <audio> and <video>.”
He further continued, “We are executing this to provide Web Audio API developers (for example, some RTC features, audio applications, gaming) more time to upgrade their code. The group here is functioning hard to enhance things for developers and users; however, in this instance, we did not do a fine work of communicating the consequences of the new autoplay guidelines to developers making use of the Web Audio API.”
The guidelines will be re-implemented in full when, in October, Chrome 70 is released and meanwhile, Pallett states the developers should upgrade their code founded on recommendations of Google. Pallett further mentioned, “We are still looking for alternatives to enable excellent audio experiences for the users and we’ll post more thorough reflections on that topic later.”
Also, Google has included a new facility to its Wi-Fi network technology that enables the users to compute how each individual device is working on their wireless Internet network by running a speed test and informing about the same to the users.