Pin, mute, or remove Google Meet participants

Select a participant from the filmstrip to mute, pin, or remove the person.

For education accounts

The following people can mute or remove video meeting participants:

  • Meeting creator
  • Calendar event owner
  • Person who sets up a meeting on an in-room hardware device

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Important: For meetings organized using a personal Google Account, only the meeting creator can mute or remove other participants.

Pin a participant

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In a participant's thumbnail image, click Pin Pin (keep) .

Remove a participant

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Meetings organized through a G Suite account: A participant from the domain that organized the video meeting can remove another participant, if necessary. 

Meetings organized through a personal Google account: Only the event moderator can remotely remove another participant. 

In a video meeting, click the Back arrow Backpoint to the person, and then click Remove Remove 

Mute a participant’s microphone

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If you have feedback or hear background noise while in a video meeting, you might want to mute other people’s microphones. For meetings organized through a personal account, only the meeting moderator can mute other participants. 

To mute others, next to the person’s thumbnail, point to Volume and thenMute Mute

Tip: For privacy reasons, you cannot unmute another person. Ask the participant to unmute their audio. To mute or unmute yourself, at the bottom of the video window click Mute Mute.Phone participants can press *6 to unmute their phone. Any participant can mute. People who dial-in by phone can also mute.

Dial-in participants

Important: Applicable for meetings organized by G Suite 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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