As we move into 2022 after spending an entire year in quarantine, we have adopted a completely new way to adapt to this lifestyle without any physical contact. And as the meetings, classes and exams go completely online, all of us are still adjusting to this lifestyle, especially the older and the smaller ones.
Many users are still not aware of the basic functions of online video calls done via different applications and one of them is the most crucial one: muting and unmuting your mic during your office meetings and classes.
Muting is one thing one must take care of at all times is whether your mic is mute or not either it ends up giving shame when you realize that your colleagues or classmates have listened or have been listening to your casual conversations, and no one wants that at any cost!
With a large variety of video calling apps introduced and used by the consumers, we have picked up the most used ones to show the muting and unmuting methods on each one of them. So, let us head on to the steps of how to mute a mic during online meetings. Here are the four different applications covered in this article:
Let us hop on to each one’s method quickly!
As most of us use either google meet or zoom for our online video calling session, let us start with how to mute mic on google meet. In google meet, the video conferences are termed as ‘hangouts.’ Now you naturally need to mute mic on google meet and it can be any reason. Here is how you do it:
If you wish to unmute your mic on google meet, press again on the microphone and your mic is unmuted again.
After google meet comes to zoom, the most used platform for all your conferences, classes and meetings. The video calls on the zoom app are known as ‘zoom meetings’ giving it a more formal touch, unlike google meet. Here are the steps to mute mic on zoom:
This is when you know that your mic is completely mute. To unmute, you have to click or touch the same icon and the red cross over the mic will disappear. That is how you mute mic on zoom.
Professionals tend to switch to skype and many schools have opted for skype for imparting online classes during the pandemic. It can pose a difficulty in skype to locate the mute button amidst all other options because other options clubbed together alongside the mute icon. Let us see how to mute on skype via these easy steps:
Another important thing to remember is that when you join a meeting, the default option in skype is an unmuted microphone. Hence, you have to mute it immediately after joining.
This is another competitor to zoom these days. Microsoft teams have almost the same muting option as zoom and other video conferencing apps discussed above. Let us learn to mute mic on Microsoft teams too:
This is how you mute mic on Microsoft teams. One has to keep in mind that generally in every application the mic is unmuted by default when you join the meeting. You can change it through the settings.