How to Enable Tab Audio Muting Feature in Google Chrome

Photo of author
Written By Larious

Larious is the Executive Editor of LowkeyTech. He is a tech enthusiast and a content writer. 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on April 24, 2022 by Larious


How to Enable Tab Audio Muting Feature in Google Chrome

Those who have used the Google Chrome web browser may know that the browser lacks a volume control feature. Yes, you can install several chrome extensions to adjust the volume of tabs individually, but what if you don’t want to add an extension?

In Google Chrome, if you always have 10 or 20 tabs open, you might sometimes find it challenging to figure out from where the sound is coming. To find out which tab is playing audio, you need to open each tab and check it manually.

To deal with such issues, recently, Google Chrome introduced a new Tab audio muting feature. The new feature of the Chrome web browser allows you to quickly mute or unmute a tab sound in just a single click.

What is Tab Audio Muting in Chrome?

Tab Audio Muting is a Google Chrome feature that lets you mute or unmute a tab sound in just a single click.

It’s a hidden feature of Chrome that needs to be enabled manually. When the tab audio muting feature is enabled, you will see a new speaker icon next to the tab name.

You need to click on the speaker icon to mute or unmute tabs in the Google Chrome web browser. Hence, if you are interested in enabling tab audio muting in the Google Chrome browser, continue reading the guide.

Steps to Enable Tab Audio Muting in Google Chrome

At first, the Tab Audio Muting feature is only available on the Chrome Canary web browser. However, now it’s available even on the stable build of the Chrome browser. To enable tab audio muting in Chrome, you need to follow some simple steps we have shared below.

1. First of all, open the Google Chrome web browser on your computer.

2. Next, on the URL bar, type in chrome://flags and hit the Enter button.

chrome://flagschrome://flags

3. On the Chrome Experiments page, type in Enable tab audio muting.

Enable tab audio mutingEnable tab audio muting

4. Find the Tab Audio Muting flag, and select ‘Enabled‘ on the drop-down menu.

select 'Enabled'select 'Enabled'

5. Once done, scroll down to the end and click on the Relaunch button, shown in the screenshot below.

click on the Relaunch buttonclick on the Relaunch button

6. Now open a tab where audio is playing. You will see a new speaker icon just beside the tab title. You need to click on the speaker icon to mute the tab.

speaker iconspeaker icon

7. To unmute the tab, click on the speaker icon again on the browser tab.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can enable tab audio muting in the Google Chrome browser.

So, this guide is all about enabling the new tab audio muting feature of the Google Chrome web browser. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.

Previous

How to Find Archived Emails in Gmail (Desktop & Mobile)

How to Search within a Subreddit on Reddit (Desktop & Mobile)

Next

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: