Mute individual tabs in Chrome

If you're anything like me, you've had a situation where you wanted to mute an individual tab in Chrome (typically when you're listening to music, and want to open up a video etc).

Fortunately, you can do this fairly quickly using Chrome's flags. Here's how:

  1. Type chrome://flags/#enable-tab-audio-muting into Chrome's address bar and press Enter.
  2. Chrome should automatically scroll down to the "Enable Tab Audio Muting UI" flag. Click the enable link below it.
  3. Restart Chrome (it's crucial that you click the button).