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

  • In a video call, hover over a person’s icon and then tap pin Pin (keep).

Tap the People tab and thenselect a participant to pin.

Mute a participant’s microphone

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


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, click People People.
  2. Next to a participant’s name, click Mute "".

Important: If you don’t see the People tab, long-press/tap a participant’s thumbnail, tap .

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

Mute all participants

Important: Muting all participants is only available for Education accounts. 

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

  • In a video call, at the top, click People People and then Mute all "".
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Dial-in participants

For video calls organised by Google Workspace 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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