Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Permanently Mute Websites

We all have come across annoying websites that start playing videos with music switched on as soon as the user lands on them. While Chrome always had the option to mute these websites, it seems like Google will soon be adding a feature to provide a much better option to avoid the trouble of muting them every single time – instead, users will be able to permanently mute these pages.

Google has added a new option with the latest Canary release for the Chrome browser that allows users to mute or unmute different websites directly from the ‘Page Info’ bubble itself, Francois Beaufort said in his Google+ post. “The Chrome team is currently experimenting with a setting to mute/unmute a website directly from the Page Info bubble. This will give you more control about which website is allowed to throw sound at you automatically,” Beaufort said in his post.

The aforementioned Page Info bubble can be accessed from either the rounded icon with the letter ‘i’ or the label of secure that is seen beside the Web addresses. This bubble already presents options including camera, notifications, Flash, and Cookies. Android Police points out that when you choose the option to mute certain websites, they remain that way till you unmute them yourself from the same bubble.

As the new feature is switched off by default, users will need to use it with the –enable-features=SoundContentSetting switch, AP said in its report.