Google Rolls Back Some of Chrome 66 AutoPlay Changes After Breaking Things
Somethings things just don’t go as planned and Chrome 66 could fall into that category. The update to the browser for MacOS, Windows, Android, iOS, and Chrome OS rolled out progressively starting in late April up through last week depending on the platform. It came with an autoplay blocking feature that would prevent most websites from autoplaying audio and video content. The problem is, it broke things.
Specifically, multiple reports came to the Chromium team about web games being broken after the update to Chrome 66 as well as some corporate web-based demos. In response, Google has partially rolled back the feature with plans to reintroduce it later.