Google is testing a pause and play button for Chrome’s toolbar

It appears that Google will soon add a play button to its Chrome browser, as spotted by ZDNet and Techdows. The button will live on Chrome’s toolbar and will allow users to play or pause a video or music that’s playing in a tab.

The feature is called Global Media Controls, and it’s currently being tested on Chrome’s Development browser, Canary. Once it’s enabled, the feature appears next to the URL field and will highlight what is playing, even if it’s on a different tab.

Google is working on to add a play and pause button on its Chrome browser’s toolbar that will help users pause or resume a video playing in the browser, regardless of the where it’s coming from.

According to ZDNet, the new Google Chrome feature is called Global Media Controls (GMC) and is now in the testing phase.

The button will work with both audio and video content and will work across multiple Chrome windows.

“The users will be able to pause a video that’s playing in a different window altogether, and not necessarily the ones playing in the current one,” said the report late Saturday.

The button will be available on desktop versions for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


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