Pin, mute, or remove Google Meet participants

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Select a participant from the filmstrip to mute, pin, or remove the person.

Pin a participant

To only view one specific participant, pin them to your screen.

Once in a video call, to pin a participant: 

  • Tap and hold a person’s icon and then tap pin Pin (keep).

Tap the People tab and thenselect a participant to pin.

Remove a participant

Meetings organized through a Google Workspace account: A participant from the domain that organized the video meeting can remove another participant, if necessary. 

Meetings organized through a personal Google account: Only the event moderator can remotely remove another participant. 

In a video meeting, click the Back arrow Backpoint to the person, and then click Remove Remove 

Mute a participant’s microphone

If there is feedback or background noise in a video call, you may want to mute other participant’s microphones. For video calls organized through a personal account, only the video call moderator can mute other participants.

Once in a video call: 

To mute other people, 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 .

Tip: For privacy reasons, you cannot unmute another person. Ask the participant to unmute their audio. To mute or unmute yourself, tap Mute ""

Dial-in participants

Applicable for video calls organized by Google Workspace users only. 

  • Phone participants always press *6 to mute or unmute their phone.
  • If someone else mutes you, you can only unmute using *6.
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