Mozilla now allows users to block both audio and video in Firefox 69

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Mozilla is finally considering fixing a decades-old issue in the Firefox browser that eats up your bandwidth. The company recently added a new feature to its Firefox Nightly build, the Firefox 69, which will let you block both video and audio. You will find the new settings in the Autoplay settings of the browser running the aforementioned version.

Those running the latest stable build of the browser can notice the difference. In the stable build, you’ll only be able to block only the audio and not video. This applies to media on various websites as well as the social media site such as Facebook and Twitter.  And now, with this new feature coming into the play, the pain of you losing your data will no longer exist. Moreover, if you want to make an exception to this rule for a particular website or websites, you will also be able to do that.

Note, you’ll get to use this feature, as I said earlier, in the Firefox 69, which is currently in beta. And, therefore, the feature will take its time to make it to the stable build.

Those wanting to get the feature right now will have to download the Firefox 69 Nightly and follow the below steps.

How To stop websites from playing media automatically with video and Audio in Firefox

  1. Click on Firefox menu > Options > Privacy and Security > Permissions
  2. Click Settings for Autoplay
    firefox autoplay settings in version 67 and 69
  3. Choose “Block Audio and Video” as the setting “Default for all websites”, doing so may bring more data savings to the user.
    Block Audio and Video autoplay setting in Firefox 69

Do you use Firefox as your Primary browser? What do you think about this new feature and when do you think Firefox will bring to the stable channel? Hit the comments section and share your thoughts.

Via: Techdows

More about the topics: Autoplay, Block audio, block video, Firefox 69, Firefox nightly