Chrome rolls back autoplay blocking update after it breaks apps and games

A Chrome update meant to block obtrusive autoplay videos with sound ended up breaking numerous apps and games, forcing the company to partially roll it back.

The blocking feature was launched in April, and while it seemed promising as far as blocking loud, unwanted videos from autoplaying, numerous developers and users complained that the update also interfered with interactive games and apps.

Project managers for Google Chrome have announced they are temporarily removing the autoplay policy from the update, in order to give developers “more time to update their code,” according to The Guardian.

However, some developers noted that simply delaying the policy changes nothing about the underlying problems.

“Come October, any existing software which utilizes sound and which is not or cannot be any longer maintained will be broken,” said developer Benji Kay.

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