Pin or mute Google Meet participants

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Pin a participant

To view a specific participant, pin them to your screen.

Once in a video call, to pin a participant: 

  1. On the top left, tap the meeting name. 
  2. On the "People" tab, next to a participant, tap Menu More and then Pin Pin (keep).

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.

Eligibility

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. On the top left, tap the meeting name. 
  2. On the "People" tab, next to a participant, tap Menu More and then Mute "".

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 press *6 to mute or unmute their phone.
  • If someone else mutes you, you can only unmute if you press *6.
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