Google is adding an icon to Chrome that will show you which tabs are making noise

For those of us that tend to have several tabs open at once on Chrome, we know how annoying it can be when a tab starts making noise and you don’t know which one it is. Fortunately, Google is now adding an icon to Chrome that will show you which of your tabs are generating noise.

Not since the days of MySpace has it been stylish to embed auto-playing music into your website, yet today, the web is still a very noisy place. Between YouTube, SoundCloud, Spotify, and Vevo, we’re bound to have a handful of audio and video tabs open at any given time, and it’s not always clear which tab sound is coming from. In the latest beta version of Chrome, Google has made a useful tweak to help users identify noisy tabs. You’ll now find a speaker icon next to the name of any tab playing audio, so you can easily find the disturber of the peace. Further, you’ll also see corresponding icons on tabs using your webcam, or tabs you’re casting to a Google Chromecast.

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