Mute Tab

Mute Tab

Restores the 'Mute Tab' functionality of versions prior to Chrome 71.

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What is Mute Tab?

Mute Tab is a popular Chrome extension by trmcnvn. This extension has 413,808 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.35, and is most similar to Tab Muter and Mute Tab. The latest version, 1.4, was updated 4 years ago.

Stats date:
By: trmcnvn
Version: 1.4 (Last updated: 2019-09-18)
Creation date: 2019-09-18
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • contextMenus
Size: 41.79K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
Chrome 71 removed the flag that enables per-tab audio muting. This extension allows you to mute individual tabs by a new context menu option or interacting with the extension icon.
User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Allows users to mute individual tabs instead of the entire site
  • Useful for students or anyone attending webinars
  • Easy to download and use
  • May stop working after extended Chrome use
  • May need to be disabled and re-enabled to fix issues
  • No shortcut keys
Most mentioned
  • Stops working after a while
  • Needs to be disabled/re-enabled to fix issues
  • Good but redundant due to Chrome's new built-in mute options
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Risk impact

Mute Tab is safe to use. It does not request any sensitive permissions.

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Risk likelihood

Mute Tab has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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