How To Mute A Zoom Call (Quick Guide)

One feature that Zoom is particularly known for is the ability to mute participants. This can be useful if someone is being disruptive or if you just want to limit background noise. You can mute yourself or another participant on Zoom with just a few clicks.

Zoom has quickly become one of the most popular video conferencing tools available, and for a good reason. It’s easy to use and has many features, making it perfect for everything from work meetings to happy hours with friends.

How to Mute Participants in a Zoom Call?

If you’re the host of a Zoom call, you can mute a participant with just a few clicks. Here’s how:

1. Open the Zoom app on your computer and sign in.

2. Now go to participants in the bottom toolbar.

4. Hover over a participant’s name. You should see the Mute option beside their name. Press Mute to mute the participant.

This is how you can mute a particular participant. But what if you want to mute everyone in the meeting? If you’re the host of the meeting, you can mute everyone with just a few clicks.

Simply go to Participants in the bottom toolbar and press Mute All from the bottom of the list. Then press yes on the pop-up to confirm the operation. That’s it; you are done!

You can use the same steps to mute one or all participants on the zoom app on your smartphone. Just go to Participants and then you will find the same options to mute the participant(s).

How to Mute Yourself in a Zoom Call?

You can easily mute yourself in zoom. This can be useful if you need to step away for a moment or if you’re not using a headset and don’t want everyone to hear background noise. Here’s how:

1. Open the Zoom app on your computer and sign in. Join the call you want to mute yourself in.

2. Look for the mute icon at the bottom of the Zoom window. It looks like a microphone.

3. Press the mute icon to mute yourself. You should see a red slash on the icon. This means you’re muted.

4. To unmute yourself, press the icon again. The red slash will go away now.

You can also use keyboard shortcuts to mute and unmute yourself on Zoom. To mute yourself, press ALT+A. To unmute yourself, press the same shortcuts.

You can use the same steps to mute a zoom call on the smartphone. Just find the Microphone icon and then press it to mute your audio.

Is There Any Way to Mute Zoom Audio?

If you are not a host, you cannot mute all participants in the meeting. However, if you are using Windows PC, there is a workaround for this.

1. Left-click the audio icon from the system tray in the bottom-right corner of your screen.

2. Click on “Open Volume mixer”.

3. Under the Volume mixer, find the soundbar for Zoom meeting and click on the sound icon below the vertical soundbar.

That’s it; the entire zoom call including the host will be muted. You can press the same icon again to unmute the call.

Keyboard Shortcuts to Mute Zoom for Windows and Mac PC

Here are some useful shortcuts that can help you quickly mute and unmute zoom calls:

  • Mute/Unmute Yourself: (“ALT+A” on Windows), (“Command(⌘)+Shift+A” on Mac)
  • Mute/Unmute All Participants (only for hosts): (“ALT+M” on Windows), (“Command(⌘)+Control+M” on Mac)


Zoom provides several options to mute participants and yourself. You can use the steps mentioned above to quickly mute a participant, all participants, or yourself. We hope this article helped you. If you have any further queries, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.