Microsoft Edge finally allows users to mute a tab playing audio

November 8, 2017

Windows 10 Build 17035 was made available to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring and Skip Ahead today. This new build included several new features, Edge browser improvements and more. You can read about it in detail here.

If you’ve been on the internet, you have surely come across the annoying auto-playing videos on websites. To avoid such disturbances, Google’s Chrome browser allows users to mute a particular tab. With this new Windows 10 build, Microsoft Edge will also allow users to mute a tab playing audio. When an audio is playing on a website, Microsoft Edge indicates it via an audio icon on its tab. This audio icon is now clickable and when users click it, it will mute the audio streams that tab is playing. Users can unmute the tabs audio by clicking it again. Users can also access this feature through the context menu via the right click action on the tab.

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