Flash Ads Automatically Paused in Google Chrome Starting September 1st
Google Chrome is changing the way it handles Flash content by default.
Starting September 1st, Google Chrome will automatically start pausing content that isn’t “central to the webpage.” That means those pesky Flash ads and auto-playing videos (that reside on a non-video site) will require a mouse-click to play.
Embedded videos, like the ones on YouTube, for example, will not be affected by this change.
Auto-blocking Flash ads will not only help conserve battery life on mobile devices, but it will also help cut back on the spread of malware. Should you prefer to have Flash content automatically run, you can always adjust your content settings accordingly.