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Google Chrome is testing a play/pause button to block ads that start automatically A new feature is being tested by Google that could help block auto-play ads Global media controls allows users to pause and play ads from any tab The feature could also be used to remotely control YouTube videos This month Chrome also rolled out a feature to block 'heavy' ads 

By James Pero For Dailymail.com

Published: 00:01 BST, 9 July 2019 | Updated: 00:06 BST, 9 July 2019

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A new button in Google Chrome could help control auto-playing ads from running amok of your browser. 

The feature, named global media controls, has showed up in Chrome Canary -- a playground version of Chrome designed for developers to test the browser's newest ideas -- and allows one to utilize a play/pause button to start and stop videos playing in any tab at will. 

As reported by ZDNet, the button currently works for both video and audio and appears to the right of the address bar. By clicking on the play button, a larger window opens up that let's users selectively pause and play videos. 

Google Chrome is testing a new feature that would help play and pause auto-playing ads in any tab at any time. Stock image

Google Chrome is testing a new feature that would help play and pause auto-playing ads in any tab at any time. Stock image

HOW WILL CHROME'S NEW FEATURE HELP BLOCK ADS? 

A new feature called Global Media Control is being tested in Google Chrome's Canary browser.

The feature allows one to play and pause videos from any tab at any time. 

A feature like Global Media Control could be particularly useful for pausing auto-playing ads. 

It may also be used to remotely control YouTube videos playing between tabs.

Chrome has also rolled out another feature earlier this

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