Google Chrome will make it easier to deactivate sound on sites

Google Chrome will make it easier to deactivate sound on sites

Google Chrome will simplify the operation to mute the sound of a tab. Soon it will be enough to click on the speaker icon on the tab

Have you ever loaded a website and had a video or audio clip playing immediately? It can be very boring, and sometimes even shocking if you don’t expect it. If the sound from the computer or headphones is on and set loud enough, your ears may resent you.

It would be great if sites could automatically silence media content and give Internet users the possibility of activating sound. Google Chrome wants to avoid unpleasant surprises.

Google Chrome will simplify the operation to mute a tab

It is precisely with this in mind that Google introduced a feature in Chrome to mute tabs. The good news is, if you find the current method a bit clumsy, you might be interested to learn that the Mountain View firm may soon be making it a lot easier.

At least that’s what a discovery on Reddit suggests in which a new patch has been sent to Chromium Gerrit.

Just click on the speaker icon on the tab

According to this new change, Chrome would soon allow users to mute sound on tabs simply by clicking the speaker icon on the tab. The icon is used to indicate that the site in question has audio playing. And what’s interesting about this feature is that Google had already developed and deployed it some time ago before removing it, for some reason.

Right now, users who want to mute a Chrome tab have to right-click on the tab in question and click “Mute site,” which is a bit awkward, as said above. Being able to mute the sound simply by clicking on the icon will be much faster.

This is precisely what browsers like Microsoft Edge can do. It’s hard to know why Google removed this feature the first time. Either way, it’s a good one that she’s apparently back. Still a little patience.

Rachel Maga
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life's biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.