Mute tabs with one click in experimental versions of Chrome

If a site is being noisy, this will make it easier to silence it

Not long ago, Google Chrome added an audio indicator on tabs, so you could easily find the pages that were playing audio (usually from auto-playing videos and ads). Now it looks like the company is experimenting with letting us mute those pesky sites just by clicking on the offending tab.

The feature is available now in the Chrome Dev and Canary builds, Ghacks notes. You have to enable it, though, by going to chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting. After enabling it, you should be able to mute any audio playing in your browser with just a click on the audio indicator.

Don't want to use these experimental versions of Chrome? Don't worry. Before the stable version of Chrome got the audio indicator, it appeared in the experimental ones, so there's a good chance you'll be able to do this soon.

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