We can see which tabs are playing audio and we can mute the tab (or the entire site). But soon, it's looking like Chrome users will get yet another measure of control over their browser's audiovisual experience.
A new Global Media Controls (GMC) feature has been switched on in Chrome Canary, Google's first line of defense for testing out changes and updates for the widely used web browser. The Canary update appears to have first been spotted by ZDNet .
The "GMC" thing is basically just a fancy name for on-demand Play/Pause controls. In its current form — yes, this could all change before it goes live for real — the button appears right in your toolbar, the same place you find icons for extensions like LastPass, just to the right of the URL bar. Read more... More about Google , Chrome , Tech , and Big Tech Companies