According to a post from Google Evangelist François Beaufort, it looks like website muting on a site-by-site basis is coming soon to a Chrome browser near you.
Up to this point, users have been able to mute tabs individually for quite a bit of time now. That process utilizes a right-click on the tab and a simple selection of the ‘mute tab’ option. Straightforward and simple, this addition was a step in the right direction for those sites that tend to play things even when you don’t ask for them.
Now You Can Mute The Site For Future Visits
Now, it looks like the ability to mute sites for the current and future visits will be rolling out soon and is currently working in Chrome Canary. Features in the highly-experimental Canary channel can make their way to Stable in days, weeks, or months, so it is impossible to know when we’ll see this across all Chrome browsers.
The main benefit, however, will be the ability to mute once and keep the site muted until you say so. Almost everyone has a site or two that constantly aggravate with auto-played music or videos. Now, those sites become a bit less annoying.
As you can see in the screenshot above, the option will reside in the Page Info Bubble. This is where you normally see the lock for SSL sites and where many other site settings like cookies, popups, and other site-specifics permissions are allowed. It’s a feature we are looking very forward to.