Google has rolling out the New Update For Chrome 66 beta update which will be available for Windows and Android. Available for download in the beta channel, Chrome 66 brings several new user-focused functions such as restriction on media auto playback and reduction in browser crashes on Windows, and adds features like Chrome Home Duplex and a new Modern Design tab on its Android app.
These changes were originally scheduled for Chrome 64, which arrived in January with an option to permanently mute annoying websites that abuse autoplay videos with the sound on by default. But Google delayed the additional autoplay changes to Chrome 66, but they’re now appearing in the beta channels of Chrome ahead of a public release next month. Google’s additional steps will mean that autoplay videos with sound blasting out of your speakers should be a thing of the past, and you can always take the extra step of completely muting a site if you happen to click and interact and the sound turns on.
Apart from that, the update also claims to reduce the number of browsers crashes caused primarily by third-party programmes. Chrome version 66 will also display warnings in case a crash occurs, 9to5Google notes.
In terms of security, Chrome 66 for Windows has removed default trust setting for Symantec certificate after the company apparently failed to abide by industry standards.