Do you usually organize meetings on Google Meet and would you like to know if it is possible to mute the microphone of other participants? Are you new to using this platform and while trying to mute your microphone, you couldn’t find the right option to do it? If the answer to at least one of these questions is yes, don’t worry: you’ve come to the right place at the right time.
In the next paragraphs of this tutorial, in fact, I will explain to you how to mute microphone in meet providing you with all the information to succeed in your intent, both from your computer and from your smartphone and tablet. In addition to instructions for muting other participants’ microphones (provided you’re the meeting organizer), you’ll also find detailed steps for muting your own microphone.
How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? So let’s not go any further and see how to proceed. Make yourself comfortable, carve out five minutes of free time to devote to reading the next paragraphs and carefully follow the instructions I am about to give you. By doing this, I assure you that you will be able to mute the microphone on Google Meet without experiencing any kind of problem. Happy reading and, above all, good work!
How to mute the microphone on Meet to others
If your intention is mute the microphone in Meet of other participants during a video conference, you should know that this feature is only available formeeting organizer. All other participants cannot mute other users’ microphones. For Google for Education accounts, however, this option is also available for the person who created and scheduled the conference or for the user who sets up a meeting on a hardware device in a virtual room. Having clarified this, let’s see how to proceed.
To mute the microphone on Meet to other participants by computerconnect to the main page of the service and, if you haven’t already done so, log in with your Google account: then click on the button Log inselect thegoogle account of your interest on the screen Choose an accountenter its password in the appropriate field and press the button After you.
Once logged in, click on the option New meeting and select the item Start a meeting now from the menu that opens, to start a video conference with Meet. Then press the button Add othersto invite other participants, or copy the meeting link that you will need to communicate to all people who want to participate.
During the meeting, to mute other participants, select the option Show a box (the icon of the four squarestop right) and hover with the mouse pointer on box related to the person you want to mute. Then click on the icon microphone and click on the item Mute microphoneto mute the user in question.
If you’re wondering if it’s possible to unmute a previously muted participant, I’m sorry to say the answer is no. For privacy reasons, in fact, only the person in question can reactivate their microphone.
How do you say? You have followed the instructions I have just given you but, in an attempt to mute another participant’s microphone, you see the message You cannot mute the participant remotely? If so, it means that you are not the organizer of the meeting and, as mentioned in the previous lines, you cannot mute other participants.
From smartphones and tablets
Mute other people’s microphone during a Meet meeting from smartphones and tabletslaunch the app in question for Android or iPhone/iPad devices, log in with your Google account and select the options New meeting And Start a meeting nowto create a new meeting.
Now, to mute another participant, press on meeting name located at the top left and, on the screen Peoplelocate the person whose microphone you want to mute.
Then press on the relative icon of three dotsselect the option Mute microphone from the menu that opens and press on the item again Mute microphone, to mute the user in question. Easy, right?
How to mute your microphone in Meet
The procedure for mute your microphone in Meet it’s quick and easy. All you need to do is press the appropriate button that allows you to mute the microphone, available both before accessing a video conference and during a meeting. Find everything explained in detail right below.
To mute your microphone in Meet by computer, connected to the main page of the service and, if you haven’t already done so, log in with your Google account. Then click on the button New meeting and select the option Start a meeting nowto start a new conference.
At this point, click on the icon microphone visible at the bottom: the message Microphone muted will confirm that your microphone has been disabled. From now on, the other participants will not be able to hear your voice.
If your intention is to deactivate the microphone during a meeting of which you are not the organizer, you should know that the procedure is identical to what I have just indicated. In this case, however, it is possible to mute the microphone even before accessing the meeting: to do this, on the main Meet screen, enter the invitation code that was provided to you by the organizer of the conference in the field Enter code or link and press the button Participate.
Later, on the screen Ready to participate?click on the icon microphoneto mute your microphone, and click the button Ask to participateto join the meeting without letting other participants hear your voice.
How do you say? You want to know how to mute the microphone in Meet on the keyboard? You are most likely referring to the possibility of activating and deactivating your microphone by pressing a specific key combination.
In that case, if you have a Windows PCsyou can use the key combination Ctrl+D both to activate and deactivate the microphone (by pressing the keys Ctrl+E you can activate/deactivate the camera). If you use Meet on Machowever, the key combination to press to activate and deactivate the microphone is cmd+d (cmd+e for the camera).
From smartphones and tablets
How to mute your microphone from smartphones and tabletsusing the Meet app, is almost identical to what I indicated for muting the microphone from the computer: in this case too, all you have to do is press the icon microphoneboth to deactivate it and to reactivate it when you want to speak.
To proceed, start the Meet app, press the button New meeting and select the option Start a meeting now, to create and start a new meeting. In the new screen that appears, tap the icon of microphone visible below and you’re done.
To mute the microphone in a meeting created by another user, instead, start the Meet app, select the option Participate with codeenter the meeting code that has been provided to you in the appropriate field and press the button Participate.
Now, if you want to mute your microphone before entering the meeting, tap on the icon microphone and press the button Participateotherwise select the option first Participate and, when you don’t want your voice to be heard, press the icon microphone. Simple, right?
How to mute the microphone in Meet without showing it
How do you say? Would you mute the microphone in Meet without showing it? If so, I’m sorry to tell you that it can’t be done. In fact, the muted microphone is indicated by an icon crossed out microphone on red background which is placed on the box relating to the user with the microphone deactivated.
The “sticker” in question is shown not only when the microphone is muted using the appropriate Meet function but also when it is disabled from your computer settings or Google Meet is prevented from using the microphone of the device in use.