Google Chrome and Chromium-based Edge to Add a Picture-in-Picture Mute Button

Microsoft is on a roll these days, as not a day goes by without hearing from its developing house. When it comes to competing with Chrome, their browser team is in second gear. It seems that they are taking over in the long term, ever since the announcement of a Chromium-based Edge.

Just last week, we witnessed Microsoft adding auto-translate support to the Edge Canary version. Now, a new feature is being added to both Chrome and Edge, more precisely the mute button for Picture-in-Picture mode for both of the browsers.

While the Picture-in-Picture extension, which is not old itself, had quite a few inconveniences, one issue, in particular, stands out. Users simply could not mute individual tabs when browsing in Picture-in-Picture mode. Otherwise an amazing feature, this loophole damaged the extensionțs efficiency. In a report by TechDows, developers have added this button to tackle the issue.

Until the official releases, which are coming soon, the feature is only available for beta versions of the two browsers, coupled with a skip button.

How to Get PiP Mute Button in both Google Chrome and Chromium-based Edge

If you are one of the people that could use the mute button, here is all you have to do:

  • Download and install the latest version of the developer addition browser, either Chrome or Edge
  • Go to the “about: flags” page
  • Enable Experimental Web Platform features
  • Restart the browser and navigate to a supported website, such as Youtube or DailyMotion.
  • Once in PiP mode, the mute button can be found in the bottom left corner of the window.

Expect it to be a little bit glitchy at first, but it is a Beta version for now, after all. Once the final release is made available, users can expect a more smooth experience with this feature.

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