Alphabet’s Google has introduced a new addition to its Ad Settings, which allows users to opt out of reminder ads in apps and on websites that are linked to the company to run ads.
Reminders are reminiscent of a website that users have already searched for a product. With the new feature, Google users can mute ads.
Google plans to expand the new ad control tool on YouTube, Search and Gmail in the coming months, wrote Jon Krafcik, Product Manager for Privacy and Transparency in a blog post, on Thursday.
The new feature complements the Google mute advertising tools available since 2012, allowing users to hide certain ads or unwanted advertisers.
Google has released a new version of its Chrome Internet browser that allows users to permanently mute web pages that play videos automatically. “Available for Windows, Mac and Linux, the new version: With Chrome 64, you can permanently mute web pages that automatically play videos
Users must click the “View Site Information” icon on the left edge of “Omnibar” or in the address bar in combination with the Google search box to disable a site that automatically reads videos.
However, this replaces the previous “mute-tab” feature, which was temporary. The search engine giant also supports the support of high dynamic range (HDR) images for the Chrome 64 browser for Windows users. The feature requires a PC with the update of Fall Creators, an HDR-compatible monitor, and a graphics card.
The latest version of Chrome also protects Mac and Windows device users from the vulnerabilities of the Meltdown and Spectrum processors, according to The Verge.