How to stop autoplay videos in Chrome on Mac and PC

Written By Jignesh Reviewed By How-to 3 Min Read

While browsing the web, the one thing that annoys me no end is the autoplay videos. They are a big distraction. Hence, it’s time to stop the autoplay video in Chrome on any computer. So, if you no longer want to be distracted by those unsolicited videos or audios, follow the steps mentioned in this post and feel at peace.

How to stop autoplay video in Chrome on Mac

Step #1. Launch Chrome on your computer and type: chrome://flags the URL bar.

Step #2. Next, hit Return/Enter.

Step #3. Now, you need to locate autoplay policy. To do so, simply enter Control+F and then type Autoplay.)

Step #4. Next, locate “Autoplay policy” and select submenu. Next up, you have to select “Document user activation is required.”

Step #5. Finally, click on Relaunch Chrome for the change to take effect.

That’s it!

From now onwards, videos won’t play automatically on the web. You will need to click on them to play.

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How to enable video autoplay in Chrome on mac

Step #1. Open Chrome on your computer and type chrome://flags Then search for Autoplay Policy. Once you have found it, click on the submenu.

Step #2. Now, you have to select “Default” in the menu.

Step #3. Next, click Relaunch Chrome to let the change take effect.

When the app relaunches, embedded videos will play automatically on the web.

Your turn:

So, that’s one of the easiest ways to enhance your web browsing experience. Have any feedback? Do let us know that in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.
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