Pin, mute, or remove Google Meet participants

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Pin a participant

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

  • In a video call, hover over a person’s icon and then tap pin Pin (keep).

Tap the People tab and thenselect a participant to pin.

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.

For video calls organized through a Google Workspace account, a participant from the domain that organized the meeting can mute another participant, if necessary. 

For video calls organized through an Education account, only meeting creators, calendar event owners, or people who set up a meeting in an in-room hardware device can mute other participants.

Once in a video call, to mute a participant:

  1. At the top, click People People.
  2. Next to a participants name, click 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 ""

Mute all participants

Important: Mute all participants is only available for Education accounts. 

Meeting creators and calendar event owners can mute all participants at the same time. Participants can unmute themselves after they’ve been muted.

  • In a video call, at the top, click People People and then Mute all "".
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Dial-in participants

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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