How To Disable Auto Play Sound In Google Chrome

When you visit a website using the Google Chrome browser you might notice that you will hear an audio playing from your computer. This can sometimes be a good thing however there are instances when it can become annoying especially if you have several tabs open. The good thing is there is a way to stop websites from playing audio files automatically. Just follow the easy steps listed below to do this.

How To Disable Auto Play Sound In Google Chrome

  • Go to the Google Chrome tab which is playing the audio file.
  • Right click on the audio icon on the tab 
  • Click on the Mute site option

Another way to disable auto play of audio and even video on Google Chrome is to type this on the address bar of the browser: chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy. The auto play policy is set to default. Change this to “Document user activation is required”. Restart the browser. The next time you visit a website with an auto play audio or video file embedded you will be prompted to allow the file to be played.

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