Pin or mute Google Meet participants

Select a participant from the "People" tab to mute or pin them.

Pin a participant

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

  1. In a meeting, tap the screen so that call controls appear.
  2. At the bottom right of the participant’s tile, tap More options Moreand thenPin Pin (keep).

Optional: To unpin someone, at the bottom right corner of their screen, tap unpin .

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. 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

For paid Google Workspace editions 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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