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How to Disable Auto Play Video Ads in Google Chrome

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We’re all familiar with the annoying ads that automatically play video or audio whenever you visit a website. There are a number of great extensions to get rid of these ads, but there’s actually a really easy setting in Chrome that can get the job done too.

All you need to do is go into the settings section of Google Chrome and change plugins to ‘Click to play’ rather than ‘Run automatically.’ There are a couple of other things you should keep in mind when changing this setting, so check out the video to learn more!

To disable auto play video / audio ads:

  1. Open Settings in Google Chrome
  2. Click ‘Show advanced settings’
  3. Click ‘Content settings’
  4. Switch Plug-ins to ‘Click to play’ from ‘Run Automatically’

Thanks to /r/LifeProTips for this great tip!

Click here to watch this video on YouTube.

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