How to mute guides (not websites)

You can no longer mute tabs in Chrome from version 64 onwards, the browser only allows muting websites (not individual tabs), let’s see how we can do that.

Mute individual tabs in Chrome 64+

I. Here you can keep the audio mute option on the entire site and enable the tab mute option, for that

1. Visit chrome://flags

2. Look for the ‘Tab Audio Muting UI Control’ flag or visit chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting

3. Select ‘Enabled’ and restart the browser.

You can now mute a tab that is playing audio by clicking the volume icon.

You should also note that the Tab Context menu still shows ‘Site Mute’ option but not ‘Tab Mute’, if you want the latter back you must disable site mute, here is how it can be done.

UPDATE Dec 4, 2018: Tab mute UI control flag has been removed by Google, in Chrome 71, if you want to mute individual tabs with one click like before, use Tab Muter extension.

Disable Site Muting option in Chrome

1. Visit chrome://flags

2. Look for Sound content setup and define for Disabled

3. Close and reopen the Chrome browser.

Now right click on the tab which is playing the audio and choose ‘Mute tab’, that tab will be muted, you can unmute the tab as before.

Be aware that flags are experimental features, may not last long, may be removed by Google, or disappear at any time.

Google redesigns the chrome://flags page

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