We all have come across obnoxious video or audio that starts auto-playing on full volume out of nowhere. No thanks to top web browsers, who were so late in launching a fix for the most annoying feature of using the Internet.
After Google Chrome, Firefox is next in line to let users mute any audio or video that automatically go off. This new option has been released on Mozilla’s latest nightly build and would arrive on your stable Firefox browser.
The long-awaited Firefox feature offers better options in contrast to Chrome and Safari where you have to mute specific websites only after you hear them blaring out of your speakers.
In Firefox, you can turn off audio entirely, force it to ask for permission, or make exceptions for specific sites. It can be accessed under the heading Permissions in Options > Privacy and Security.
Choosing the “Don’t Autoplay” option can be a life savior at times. You can sit in a library without the fear of all other eyes staring at you when some websites embarrass you.
— Dale Harvey (@daleharvey) July 21, 2018
It might take a while before the option to mute autoplay video or audio is shipped with a final build. So if you are a developer or tech enthusiast, you can download the latest nightly build from here. But also keep yourself prepared for daily updates, and encountering bugs and crashes coming out of nowhere as nightly builds aren’t stable.