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How to Mute (or Unmute) on Zoom

Escape the Zoom Meeting Chaos on Desktop or Mobile Devices

need to know

  • On Windows: click the button mute button (lower left corner of the screen) or ALT+A on the keyboard.
  • On Mac: mute press the button on the screen or Command+Shift+A.
  • On mobile: Tap the screen, then mute (bottom left).

This article explains how to mute and unmute yourself or others during Zoom calls. Instructions cover Windows, Mac, and mobile devices for attendees and hosts.

How to mute on zoom

The process depends on the device you are using.

How to mute yourself on Windows or Mac

This is quick and easy: Move your mouse around the Zoom window to display the bottom menu bar. In the lower left corner, click mute. The button will change to show a red line on the microphone and say Volume Up.

You can also use the keyboard to do the same thing: on Windows ALT+A. On Mac, press Command+Shift+A.

When using the keyboard, make sure you are active in the Zoom window, otherwise the keys will not work. To do this, simply click the Zoom window anywhere to activate it.

When you need to speak, display the button again and mute so everyone can hear or press you ALT+A (Windows) or Shift+Command+A (Mac) on the keyboard.

How to mute from a mobile device

Mute button on Zoom mobile screen.

It’s easy to stay still on a mobile device, but you must remember to tap the screen to find the command. After doing that, the same microphone icon will appear in the lower left corner of the screen. just touch mute Be quite.

When you need to speak, tap the screen to turn up the volume to turn on the command again, then mute.

How to mute others during zoom calls

If you are the host and need to keep people quiet during the meeting, you can do so in the Attendees section of the app. For Windows, Mac or mobile devices, follow these steps:

Hover over the zoom screen.

click Participants In the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen.

In the right-hand navigation menu that opens, you have two options:

  • click mute everything To mute everyone on the call, at the bottom of the menu
  • Hover and click a guest name mute next to their names to silence them. They will see a message on the screen that you have muted them.

When selecting a guest on a mobile device, you will see a drop-down menu. just click mute next to the name To mute someone one by one, from this menu

Attendees screen with different Mute options.

How do I mute other people on Zoom

To unmute others, repeat the above steps to open the Participants menu.

Voice activation may vary slightly depending on how the meeting is set up. If you’re having trouble trying to unmute a participant, read Zoom’s support document on the matter.

Your actions will be the opposite: Any person you have muted will now show the unmute option one by one, or you can select this option. Turn up everyone’s voice Press the button at the bottom of the Participants screen.

When you do this, the participant will see a message on the screen that you want to unmute or that they are now muted. The message will vary depending on the type of device used.

If you’ve muted someone but they still can’t be heard, they must respond to the onscreen message to unmute them. This happens when a mobile device is used by the participant.


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How to Mute (or Unmute) on Zoom

Eliminate Zoom meeting chaos on desktop or mobile devices

What to Know
On Windows: Click the Mute button (lower left-hand corner of screen) or press ALT+A on the keyboard.
On Mac: Click the Mute button on the screen or press Command+Shift+A.
On mobile: Tap the screen, then tap Mute (lower left).

This article explains how to mute and unmute yourself or others during Zoom calls. Instructions cover Windows, Mac, and mobile devices for both attendees and hosts.

How to Mute Yourself on Zoom

The process differs depending upon the device you’re using.

How to Silence Yourself on Windows or Mac

This is quick and easy: Move your mouse across the Zoom window to display the menu bar at the bottom. In the bottom left corner, click Mute. The button will change to show a red line across the microphone and say Unmute.

You can also use your keyboard to accomplish the same thing: On Windows, press ALT+A. On Mac, press Command+Shift+A.

When using the keyboard, be sure you are actively in the Zoom window or the keys won’t work. To do that, just click on the Zoom window anywhere to activate it.

When you need to speak, just display the button again and click Unmute so everyone can hear you or press ALT+A (Windows) or Shift+Command+A (Mac) on the keyboard.

How to Mute From a Mobile Device

Staying quiet on a mobile device is easy but you do need to remember to tap the screen to find the command. Once you’ve done that, the same microphone icon will pop up in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. Just tap Mute to go silent.

To unmute when you need to speak, tap the screen to open the command again and then tap Unmute.
How to Quiet Others During Zoom Calls

If you’re the host and need to keep people quiet during a meeting, you can do that through the Participants section of the app. Follow these steps for Windows, Mac, or mobile devices:

Hover your mouse over the Zoom screen.

Click Participants in the menu that appears across the bottom of the screen.

In the right-hand navigation menu that opens, you have two options:

Click Mute All at the bottom of the menu to mute everyone on the call.
Hover over a guest’s name, then click Mute next to their name to silence them. They will see a message on their screen indicating you have muted them.
On a mobile device, you’ll see a pop-up menu when you select a guest. Just click Mute next to their name from that menu to individually silence someone.

How to Unmute Others on Zoom

To unmute others, repeat the steps above to open the Participants menu.

Unmuting may vary slightly depending on how the meeting is set up. If you’re experiencing issues when trying to unmute a participant, read the support document from Zoom on the topic.

Your actions will be just the opposite: Anyone you have muted will now show the option to unmute individually or you can select the Unmute All button at the bottom of the Participants screen.

When you do, the participant will see a message on their screen indicating that you have asked them unmute or telling them that they are now unmuted. The message will vary depending upon the type of device in use.

If you have unmuted someone yet they still can’t be heard, they will need to respond to the message on their screen to unmute themselves. This happens when a mobile device is being used by the participant.

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