Google Chrome will soon allow users to permanently mute websites, a feature that will bring joy to millions who suffer through autoplaying videos on (annoying) websites every day. Spotted by Android Police, the feature is currently available in the experimental Canary build of the browser.
Google’s François Beaufort announced the addition this morning, noting that the Chrome team is still “experimenting with a setting to mute / unmute a website directly from the Page Info bubble.”
Currently you can mute tabs in Chrome tabs by right clicking on them, but the process is cancelled out once you close the tab or Chrome. Once this feature makes its way from Canary to the public build of Chrome, which will take a few weeks at the least, you’ll be able to put websites on permanent lockdown with just a few clicks.