Google Chrome will soon allow you to mute tabs that play audio out of nowhere with a single click. Tab Audio’s new Mute UI is currently being tested, which will put an option on the Tab Bar to mute the tabs without much hassle. Here’s a look at how it will work.
You will soon be able to mute Chrome tabs with ease
according to a Reddit user Leopova, the Google Chrome feature is currently available to users as a new Chrome flag to try in the Canary version. The new feature was also spotted by Chrome Story and here’s a look at the “click-to-mute” feature in action:
If you use Google Chrome Canary, you can: open the chrome://flags page and enable the “Tab Audio Muting UI Control”flag. After that, you can see a speaker icon in tabs and when an ad video or any other video is playing in the background, you can mute it by tapping the icon.
This is next to the Mute Site option, which can be enabled by right-clicking on the tab to mute a tab’s audio. Currently there is a speaker icon present on tabs to indicate that audio is playing in the background. The ability to mute the speaker icon can further simplify this and make it a one-step process.
It has been revealed that the new Google Chrome feature is available for users to try on macOS, Windows, Linux, Chrome OS and Fuchsia YOU. If you’re not using Chrome Canary, you can install the latest version on your Linux, Windows, or Mac device.
You should know that while the audio mute option is available for users to try, there is no word on when it will reach the stable version of Chrome. It is suggested that Google could conduct an experiment to see the use of Tab Muting UI with the global media controls mute option. This means that there is a possibility that the function is in the tab bar or in the general media controls section.
Since this is still a test, we’ll have to wait for Google to reveal more details about this. So stay tuned for further updates. And if you end up using the feature in Google Chrome Canary, let us know your thoughts in the comments section!