The internet is one of the best places to be, but it can also turn out to be your worst nightmare.
Have you ever been in a cyber café and suddenly land on a website that automatically plays the sound of videos? Well, this can be extremely terrible, especially if the videos are about un-public stuff such as porn. Thankfully, Google Chrome will soon get an update that will address this shortcoming.
Once this update is available for all Google Chrome users, they will be able to enjoy better control over the websites that they visit by blocking sound on individual domains via the page info bubble. At the moment, the Chrome team is currently testing this feature and even though we know it will be released at some point in future, the date is still unknown.
In the early version, Google Chrome users will see a sound toggle in the page info pop-up – or “Secure” for those who are on https – which is accessible when you click the far left hand side of the active address bar. In addition to the already existing toggles like Location, Camera, Notifications, Flash, and so on, the updated version of Chrome will get a Sound toggle, which should work in the same way as the other toggles.
When you disable sound on a certain website, the change will remain that way until you decide otherwise. This could be a blessing in disguise for those who visit websites with videos that load automatically, including sound, but you’ll have to wait a little bit longer before this features is added to Google Chrome.