In Google Chrome, you can control or adjust the individual tab's volume with just a couple of clicks. Let me show you how.
Generally, if a tab is playing some sort of media with sound, you can easily mute it by right-clicking on the tab and selecting the "Mute Site" option. Other than that, you cannot change the volume of Chrome or a Chrome tab unless the website that is playing the media gives you the controls.
When websites don't have the media controls, one of the most common ways people try to adjust Google Chrome sound is by changing the Windows volume or by using apps like EarTrumpet. Though both these methods get the job done, they lack the granular control.
For instance, if you are listening to a podcast and browsing through a news website that autoplay videos, reducing system volume is not helpful because it affects your podcast experience. In those cases, it is better to change the Google Chrome tab volume rather than the entire system or Google Chrome.
Thankfully, it is pretty easy to do. Follow the below steps and you will be good.
Control Chrome Tab Volume with Volume Controller
In the Google Chrome browser, there are no built-in options to control each tab volume or sound individually. However, we can use a free extension to adjust volume of any tab as we need.
1. First, open the Google Chrome browser if it is not already open.
2. Now, go to this page and click on the "Add to Chrome" button to install the Volume Controller extension. If you see a pop-up, click on the "Add Extension" button.
3. The above action will install the extension. The extension has no options page. It is pretty minimal and straightforward.
4. When a tab is playing some sound, click on the extension and you will see a list of all the tabs that are playing media. Click on the tab item for which you want to control the volume. You will be instantly taken to that specific tab.
5. Now, simply drag the slider to either decrease, increase or mute volume from that specific tab.
Wrapping Up - Control Google Chrome Tab Volume
The good thing about the extension is that it remembers the tab so that even if you reload or navigate to some other page, the volume will stay the same. For an instant, if you mute the tab, it will stay muted even when you visit some other page or reload the page in the same tab. In addition to that, you can also boost the volume of any tab you want over and above the regular volume. Just drag the slider all the way to the right.
Keep in mind that if you close the tab or reopen the same media playing page in some other tab, the volume will go back to default.
Hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.