How to mute yourself in any video call app

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For the reason that pandemic began two years in the past, video conferencing calls have been a part of our each day work life — and so they’re not going away.

One of the best half about working from house is that I can snack, or belt out my favourite tune whereas attending a gathering. However I don’t want different individuals on the decision to listen to all that — and neither do you.

There are a number of methods to shortly mute your self whereas utilizing any desktop video calling apps, together with utilizing keyboard shortcuts and useful apps. Let’s go.

Keyboard shortcuts

These shortcuts are useful whenever you shortly wish to mute/unmute your self on a name with out having to search for the mic icon and click on on it.

  Mac Home windows
Zoom Command(⌘)+Shift+A Alt+A
Google Meet Command+D Ctrl+D
Microsoft Groups Command+Shift+M Ctrl+Shift+M
Slack Huddles Command+Shift +House Ctrl+Shift +House


Whereas these are the most typical video calling apps, you may want a easy resolution so that you just don’t have to recollect these shortcuts when switching between companies. There’s an app for that.

In the event you’re utilizing Home windows, you’ll be able to set up Microsoft’s free PowerToys utility package deal that lets you mute your microphone any time you need.

By default, you must use Home windows+Shift+A keys to do this, however you’ll be able to change the shortcut to any mixture by the Settings menu beneath ‘Video Convention Mute.’

PowerToys lets you easily customize shortcuts for turning your mic and camera on/off.