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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




  • You can't pin things in companion mode. Learn more about companion mode.
  • You can only pin things when you join with full audio and video.
  • 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: Hover over a tile and click the Pin .
  • Participants or presentations not on the layout:
    1. At bottom right, click the People panel People Tab.
    2. Next to the meeting participant or presentation, click the Pin .

You get a prompt when you pin the maximum number of participants and presentations.

Optional: To unpin someone, hover over the tile and then click 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.


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 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.
  • 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 "".
Learn how to set up Meet for distance learning.

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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