Firefox lastly got the capability of blocking the audio and video autoplay function. Mozilla has included this feature over the weekend in the Firefox Nightly. Nightly is the beta version of the Firefox browser.
Dave Harvey, a Mozilla Corporation’s developer, posted on Tweeter, “We are adding the ability to block and configure auto playing videos with sound in Firefox, can check it out in @FirefoxNightly today (comments welcome).”
In the newest update, Firefox consumers will be able to see a message by default when they visit a website, asking permission for the site to autoplay the audio and video. There is one more option of blocking this functionality for all the sites they give a visit to. To perform this, consumers can go to the Preference of the browser and use it for all sites they visit.
As of now, this functionality is only obtainable for the Firefox browser’s Nightly build, but it will launch out to the primary version in October 2018. Besides this, the newest update will also convey the capability to block automatic installing of software from advertisers and website publishers.
Google included a same function in its browser’s Chrome 66 build. Back in June last year, Apple also included the feature of autoplay blocking for macOS High Sierra to its Safari browser. Mozilla is also operating on an all new web browser by Firefox particularly developed for Mixed and Virtual Reality headsets dubbed as Firefox Reality.
Mozilla declared in its blog for Mixed Reality that in the initial stage of the development, the web browser will operate on Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream VR headsets in Developer mode.
Earlier, it was claimed that Firefox was reportedly operating on “Fenix,” a new Internet browser for the Android OS (operating system). The new application is likely to aim at tech-savvy & younger audience.