No doubt, Google Chrome is right now the most used web browser for desktop and mobile operating systems. Millions of users right now use the web browser, and it packs lots of useful features. Chrome also has extension support. Chrome extensions allow users to tailor chrome features and behaviour to individual needs or preferences.

There are plenty of popular chrome extensions available on the web-store, and all of them have their own sets of features. One such popular chrome extension is ‘Smart Mute’ that mutes all other chrome tabs if the active tab starts to play the audio.

How To Automatically Mute Chrome Tabs When Active Tab Plays Audio

The extension is widely used by those who are tired of having multiple tabs playing audio at the same time. The reason why we are talking about ‘Smart Mute’ is that recently Chrome browser got the same feature via flags.

Yes, you read that right! You can get a similar feature on your Google Chrome browser. This new feature comes in handy when you are browsing multiple tabs and can’t figure out which one is playing the audio.

How To Enable The New Feature Of Chrome?

To use the new feature, you just need to make a few changes to the Chrome Flags. So, let’s check out how to get a smart mute feature on Chrome without using any extension.

Step 1. First of all, open your Google Chrome browser.

Step 2. Now on the URL Bar, enter the chrome://flags and hit Enter.

Open chrome flags
Open chrome flags

Step 3. Now under the Flags, you need to search for ‘Audio Focus Enforcement’. Enable the option from there.

Enable Audio Focus Enforcement Flag
Enable Audio Focus Enforcement Flag

Step 4. Next, type in ‘Media-Session-service’ and enable the flag option.

Enable Enable media session service flag
Enable Enable media session service flag

Step 5. In the final step, click on the ‘Relaunch Now’ button.

Click on Relaunch now button
Click on Relaunch now button

That’s it, you are done! These two flags will pause the media & audio from the other tabs on your Chrome browser.

So, this is all about how to get a Smart Mute feature on the Chrome browser. If you have any other doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.



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