Are you tired of images and videos constantly popping up and sucking your data bundle while browsing across the internet? Do you wish to learn how to stop autoplay videos and disable images on Google Chrome? Autoplay videos are something of a vice.
How to Block Autoplay and Images on Chrome PC
The following is how to block autoplay videos and images on Google Chrome;
- Open Google Chrome on your computer.
- Next, click on the three dots to the top right of your screen and then click on Settings.
- In Settings, click on Security and Privacy.
- Next, click on Site Settings.
- Next, click on the back arrow. In the screen that appears, click on Images.
- Choose Don’t allow sites to show images. This will disable all images from being shown in your Chrome browser.
We came upon the idea for this article while trying to save data on our own computer. For several days, we have been looking for tools to help us stop autoplay videos in Chrome.
- In Chrome, click on the three buttons to the top right of your screen and then click on Settings.
- Next, click on Search and Privacy.
- Now you need to click on Site Settings.
How to Disable Autoplay Videos in Chrome for Android
To stop videos from autoplaying on Chrome for Android, you need to take the following steps;
- Open Chrome and click on the three dots to the top right of the screen.
- Next, click on Settings.
- From there, click on Site Settings
- You can add exemptions is you want.
Why disable autoplay videos in Chrome?
That’s how to disable video ads from showing up on Chrome. But why would you go to the extend of learning how to do this?
Well, websites have been growing heavier and heavier over the past few years. If you go to a website such as Forbes, you will see a lot of videos popping up all over the place. These video ads start playing without your authorization and it’s a hard thing trying to get them to stop.
With the steps given here, you should be able to disable video ads. Of course, for us it’s a double edged sword. As publishers, we understand that ads are necessary. They are what keep us going.
In this post we showed you how to stop autoplay videos and disable images on Google Chrome. We focused on both PC and Android users. It was revealed that images and videos on websites are responsible for eating up large chunks of one’s data.
That’s not acceptable in our view. The good news is that you can disable these autoplay videos on Chrome and it’s an easy enough thing to do. You will be left only with text, allowing you to read without interruptions.
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