Pin or mute Google Meet participants

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

Important: For meetings organised using a personal Google Account, only the meeting moderator can mute other participants.

Pin a participant

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

Once in a video call, to pin a participant: 

  1. At the top left, tap the meeting name. 
  2. On the ‘People’ tab, next to a participant, tap Menu More and then Pin Pin (keep).

Mute a participant’s microphone

If there is feedback or background noise in a video call, you may want to mute other participants’ microphones.

Eligibility

For video calls organised through a personal account, only the video call moderator can mute other participants.

For video calls organised through a Google Workspace account, a participant from the domain that organised the meeting can mute another participant, if necessary. 

For video calls organised 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. At 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

Applicable for video calls organised by Google Workspace users 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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