Where to mute a participant
If there’s feedback or background noise in a video call, you can mute other participant’s microphones. For video calls organised through a personal account, only the organiser can mute other participants.
When in a video call (App version):
Step 1 – At the top left, tap the meeting name
Step 2 – On the ‘People’ tab, next to a participant, tap Menu
Step 3 – Tap Mute
When in a video call (Desktop version):
On the ‘People’ tab, select the person and tap Mute
Important: If you don’t see the People tab, long-press/tap a participant’s thumbnail, tap the microphone icon.
For privacy reasons, you cannot unmute another person. Ask the participant to unmute their audio. To mute or unmute yourself, tap Mute.
Applicable for video calls organised by Google Workspace users only.
Phone participants press *6 to mute or unmute their phone.
If someone else mutes you, you can only unmute if you press *6.