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Pin or mute Google Meet participants

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

Pin up to 3 things in Google Meet

Important: If you use a sign language interpreter, pin the presentation and interpreter at the same time. 

You can pin a participant, presentation, or up to 3 items in Google Meet. 

​To pin meeting participants or presentations:

  1. Tap the participant or presentation tile.
  2. At bottom right of the tile, tap Menu .
  3. From the pop-up menu, tap the Pin

Tip: You can also double tap a participant or a presentation’s tile to pin it.

 

To pin a participant or presentation not on the layout:

  1. Tap the screen.
  2. At the top right, tap the meeting ID or meeting name.
  3. Next to the participant or presentation, tap Pin

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

Mute a participant’s microphone

If there is feedback or background noise in a meeting, you may want to mute other participant’s microphones.

Eligibility

For meetings organized through a personal account, only the meeting moderator can mute other participants.

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

For meetings 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 meeting, 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.

Turn off video feed from other participants

Eligibility

Available to all Google Workspace editions, as well as G Suite Basic and Business.

  • Business Starter
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Education Fundamentals
  • Education Standard
  • Enterprise Starter
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Essentials Starter
  • Essentials
  • Google One Subscribers with 2TB or more storage space
  • Teaching & Learning Upgrade
  • Workspace Individual

You can focus your meeting view to just the presenter or hide participants with video feeds you find distracting.

Important: This only impacts your view.

  1. On your Google Meet meeting, tap the participant or presentation tile. 
  2. At the bottom right of the tile, tap Menu .
  3. From the pop-up menu, tap Don't watch .

Tips:

  • To turn the video back on, select Start Watching Camera.
  • Mobile also has the audio-only setting option which turns off all video feeds instead of each individual video. To show audio only:
  1. Click Settings .
  2. Under “Video settings,” tap Don't show video in tiles.
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