One of the annoying things that websites can do is load music and videos in the background without your explicit permission. This means that you could be loading up multiple tabs when suddenly music starts blaring and you have no idea where it might be coming from. However, Google has tried to address that in the past by introducing icons that shows which tabs could be playing audio or video.
Google later introduced the ability for users to mute tabs that are playing, but now according to a report from ZDNet, Google could be looking to introduce a global “Play” button to Chrome. This would place the button in the browser’s toolbar where users will be able to see what is currently playing, even if the tab you’re in isn’t the tab that is playing the audio or video.
It also means that users won’t need to interrupt their current browsing session and can just play or pause the background audio or video without having to switch to that tab. So far this feature seems to be in the testing phase and according to ZDNet, it is still buggy and crashes quite often when you try to use it.
This means that the feature is far from being ready, but we expect that it should eventually find its way to the main release of Chrome soon.