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Lock audio during a Google Meet meeting

Important: To use Audio Lock, you must first turn on Host Management.

As a meeting host or co-host, you can lock all participants’ audio so they're muted. Once you turn off Audio Lock, everyone can unmute their devices. Audio Lock doesn't apply to you or other meeting co-hosts. You can only set Audio Lock from your computer or iOS device, but lock settings apply to all devices.

Lock participants' audio

Important: When you turn on Audio Lock, mobile participants may be removed from the meeting if their device doesn’t have: 

  • The most updated version of the Meet or Gmail app
  • Android OS version M or newer 
  • iOS version 12 or newer

Once you turn Audio Lock off, removed participants can rejoin.

Lock participants' audio

  1. During the meeting, from the bottom right, click People People Tab.
  2. After the people panel opens, click Host Controls .
  3. Uncheck Turn on their microphone.

Tip: After you turn off Audio Lock, participants must manually turn on their microphones.

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