We have experienced a lot of Noise when we open our browser. Video files will start running automatically and will make Noise. This article shows you how to mute Noisy tabs in Google Chrome.

All we know is that Google Chrome already alerts you that which tab is playing audio, but you can use these icons as mute buttons if you’re ready to research the browser’s hidden settings file. This feature was previously available in the developer channel of the program but it has now graduated to the stable editions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS.

How to Mute Noisy Tabs in Google Chrome
How to Mute Noisy Tabs in Google Chrome

How to Mute Noisy Tabs in Google Chrome

This hidden setting is available on the Chrome flags page.

Enter the chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting into the address bar to find the setting. Now just click Enable to activate the feature (a browser restart is required). You can then click the audio icon on any tab, pinned or not, to temporarily silence it. It won’t pause the music or video being played, just mute it.

It’s a very valuable option to have if you want to mute the audio from auto-playing adverts without closing down the tab itself. Interestingly enough, Google developers have previously gone on record as saying they were reluctant to introduce this kind of feature as the browser shouldn’t have “responsibility to police content” for pages that it opens. We’ll have to wait and see whether the option graduates to the Settings page proper in the future.

I hope this article will help you to Mute Noisy Tabs in Google Chrome with a single click.

Related: Google Chrome Shortcut Keys