Most scientists agree that the worst thing in the world is when a website autoplays videos, especially advertisements, when you just want to read an article in peace! Fortunately, the January Google Chrome update added a new feature that can permanently solve this annoying problem: mute site.
All users have to do it right click on a website's tab and select "mute site." That website will never make sound again!
You can even come back to the site in another tab - the sound will still be gone!
PRAISE THE LORD the #Chrome Version 64.0 with the site settings that allow you to permanently mute any individual site *at pageload* is FINALLY HERE. No more unwanted audio from news sites, ads, ESPN, all that crap. Thank you, @GoogleChrome! pic.twitter.com/9A1QvDOeqx— Michael MPH (@PhillyPartTwo) February 28, 2018
Twitter users were pretty into the new feature:
To others, it was old news...
This has been out for awhile, has it not? Around a week or so? Kind of late on the report, but still a very useful feature!— Ryan Geese (@ryangeese38) March 13, 2018
This (paradigm-shifting) advancement also go people excited about potential next-steps!
I just want an app that can automatically mute all commercials on my tv and devices.— Matthew Longstaff (@Manley1017) March 12, 2018
How about we get the option to block certain sites from showing up in results on Android? I hate you Express dot Co dot uk—hate.— Robert Feight (@RobFeight) March 12, 2018
In the tech race, it seems about time the common man and woman got something they needed. Let's celebrate this small victory by basking in the silence!