We’ve seen recent updates to Google Chrome that allow its users to know which YouTube-related tab is making sounds in the background through a small “Play” icon positioned in between the website’s icon and the words of the YouTube video. It seems as though Google isn’t stopping there as a new Chrome beta was released on Monday and it now allows you to pinpoint which tab is playing audio, regardless if it’s a YouTube video or not.
The latest Chrome beta displays a small speaker icon in the open tab that is currently making noise, which makes finding a site that mysteriously plays video or audio out of nowhere much easier to find. That’s not all as the latest Chrome beta will also display icons for tabs that are currently using your webcam or if they’re casting to your TV through Chromecast. A Safe Browsing feature is also included in the latest beta, which warns Chrome users prior to downloading files that may potentially be malicious.
If you’re interested in checking out the latest build of Chrome beta, you can head on over to its website to download the current beta version of Google’s popular web browser. Just remember that since this is beta software, you could run into a bug or two during your use.