Microsoft Edge: New AutoPlay Blocking Options, Updated Tracking Prevention

Microsoft continues its hard work on the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. The latest Canary build of the browser features a couple of improvements. One of the is the update Tracking Prevention page in Settings. Also, there are new AutoPlay Blocking options which replicate the same feature of the classic Edge.

As you may remember, the classic Microsoft Edge app had a set of features to block autoplaying media content on web pages. Starting in Edge 78.0.272.0, the same features have landed on the Canary branch of the browser. The feature can be found under Settings > Site permissions > Media autoplay

Edge Chromium Media Autoplay

Also, there is a revamped look of the Tracking Prevention options:

Edge Chromium Tracking Preventions

Finally, a few minor changes were made to the Sync options. The toggle switches have been reordered.

Edge Chromium New Sync Settings 1Also, there is a Microsoft Account link on the Profiles page that opens your Microsoft Account on a new tab.

Edge Chromium New Sync Settings 2

If you do not see these options yet, this is because Microsoft is rolling out new features gradually to Chromium-based Microsoft Edge users with the Controlled Feature Rollout (CFR). It is a procedure used to roll out new features to small randomly selected groups of users so that they can be tested.

As you may already know, Microsoft is currently using three channels to deliver updates to Edge Insiders. The Canary channel receives updates daily (except Saturday and Sunday), the Dev channel is getting updates weekly, and the Beta channel is updated every 6 weeks. The stable channel is also on its way to users.

Actual Microsoft Edge Versions

The actual pre-release versions of Edge Chromium at the moment of this writing are as follows:

I have covered many Edge tricks and features in the following post:

Hands-on with the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge

Also, see the following updates.

Thanks to Leo.

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