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Fix YouTube Videos Keep Pausing When I Switch Tab in Chrome

Almost all of us spend hours on YouTube daily. But a lot of people who watch YouTube videos in their Chrome browser are facing a problem which has made their video-watching experience extremely pathetic. The problem is that YouTube video pauses when you switch tab in Chrome. For example, I love to play YouTube videos in the background while I surf Reddit or Twitter. But I lose my mind when YouTube video pauses after I switch tab to some other website. Fortunately, there are some ways to fix YouTube video pausing when tab switched.

YouTube Videos Keep Pausing When I Switch Tab in Chrome

Open Google Chrome and type the following in the address bar and hit enter:


You will see an option named pause-background-tabs here. Make sure this option is set to “Disabled”. This option will prevent from YouTube videos from pausing even when you switch to another tab.

If the above mentioned solution doesn’t work for you, let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with another solution that will make it easier for you to play YouTube videos in the background while you open new tabs. The videos will not pause when you switch the tab.

Fahad Saleem

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