By design, the browser does not allow chrome extensions to interact with the default new tab page. As a result, Voice In does not work on the default new tab page in Chrome and Edge.
There is a simple fix for this: Change the new tab page
The challenge is that Chrome doesn't let you change the new tab page. It lets you change the page that opens on startup but not the new tab page. To solve this problem, we have introduced a new free extension called Custom New Tab
Custom New Tab is a chrome extension that lets you configure the new tab page to a custom URL. You can set it to https://google.com to open Google, https://bing.com for Bing, or better yet https://dictanote.co/voicein/test/ to set it to the Voice In Testpad. It is a tiny 50kb extension, 100% free and with no tracking.
Instructions to set up a custom new tab
Step 1: Install the Custom New Tab extension from the Chrome Web Store: Web Store Link
Click on "Add to Chrome" to install it.
Step 2: After installation, a page will open up asking you to configure the new tab URL. Enter your desired new tab page URL.
That's it, your new tab page will now point to this new URL and you can use Voice In on it!