How to mute any tab in Chrome?


In Google Chrome, a small audio icon will be displayed in the tab of the site that plays music or any audio. Some of you might have thought that the icon can be clicked to mute/silence the audio.

Well, it’s just an audio indicator unless you enable one of Chrome’s experimental features – which is the ability to use the audio indicator as tab audio mute control. A few steps is required to enable the feature.

  1. First, open a tab in Google Chrome.
  2. Enter thechrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting into the address bar.
    How to Mute any Tab in Chrome
  3. Click Enable to activate the feature.
  4. Restart the browser.

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With the audio indicator now doubles as mute tab button, you can easily mute any noisy tab with just a mouse click.

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