You'll be able to permanently mute websites in Google Chrome soon

Joanna Estrada
August 26, 2017

Auto-playing videos are often found with advertisements, but there are also sites that choose to play their own content automatically with the sound turned on by default. Thankfully, this is something Google is addressing in a future update to Chrome.

"This will give you more control about which website is allowed to throw sound at you automatically", Beaufort wrote in a Google+ post. The switch making this possible is now being experimented with in Chrome's Canary branch, which is the most cutting edge of them all.

When you open a website in Chrome, you have the option of adjusting certain settings by clicking on the page info button located immediately to the left of the URL (it typically says "Secure" with a picture of a lock).

Google's Fran├žois Beaufort on Friday announced that the Chrome team "is now experimenting with a setting to mute/unmute a website directly from the Page Info bubble", which is located to the left of the URL in the address bar.

Now you can mute tabs in Chrome tabs by right clicking on them, but the process is cancelled out once you close the tab or Chrome. In the screenshot that was shared, we can see that you'll be able to do this by clicking the "Info" or "Secure" label to the left of the URL for the website that you're now on.

Chrome's mute feature is now in testing.

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