January 28, 2023

Microsoft is currently experimenting with a new audio control feature in windows 11 which allows users to control the volume of multiple apps from Quick Settings.

Volume Mixer, as it is known, is currently available on Preview Build 25281 (opens in a new tab) from the Dev Channel on the Windows 11 Insider program. It’s being benchmarked against software like Discord and EarTrumpet due to similar capabilities of adjusting volume levels for different audio sources. For example, you can keep the volume on a Skype call loud while muting music playing on Spotify and have WhatsApp somewhere in between for notifications. It’s a level of management you don’t currently see, as Windows 11 currently only offers universal settings. Users often use third-party apps like EarTrumpet to gain this level of control.