Pin or mute Google Meet participants

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

Pin a participant

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

  • Point to a person’s image and then click Pin Pin (keep).
  • At the bottom right, click People People.
    • Next to a participant’s name, click More actions More and then Pin to screen 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.


Tip: The following applies when Host Management is turned off. When Host Management is on, only the the main host and co-hosts can mute other participants.  

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.
  • Point to a person’s image > click Mute "".
  • At the bottom right, click People People.
    • Next to a participant's name, click Mute .

Tip: For privacy reasons, you cannot unmute another person. Ask the participant to unmute their audio. To mute or unmute yourself, click Mute ""

Mute all participants

Important: Host Management must be turned on to Mute all participants.

Meeting creators and calendar event owners can mute all participants at the same time. Participants can unmute themselves after they’ve been muted.

  • At the bottom right, click People People and then Mute all "".
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Dial-in participants

For paid Google Workspace editions 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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