Get rid of any distracting noise that might occur during your meeting, webinar, event, or training exercise. Depending on what your position is, you may be able to mute and unmute other participants as well as yourself, as well as detect background noise.
Mute or unmute yourself
You can also silence and unmute yourself by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + M for Windows or Command + Shift + M for Mac.
If you want to speak while you are muted, you can momentarily unmute yourself by holding down the spacebar while you speak. After you have finished speaking, you can unmute yourself by letting go of the spacebar. A notification will be sent to you in the event that the presenter does not permit participants to unmute themselves.
If you attempt to speak while your microphone is muted, a message will appear telling you to either unmute it yourself or raise your hand to let the host know that you want your microphone unmuted.
If you haven’t said anything for more than a minute and a half and then you start talking again, a message will appear on your computer asking you to unmute yourself.
If you listen to music or podcasts on your computer, the controls on your headset should allow you to silence or unmute yourself. Your position as a muted participant is reflected in the meeting controls as well as the Participants panel. In a similar manner, muting and unmuting the desktop program will have the same effect on your headset.
If the host has disabled the ability for participants in a Meeting or Webinar to unmute themselves, the only way for you to unmute yourself is if the host gives you a request to do so. Click the Unmute me button as soon as you are prompted to do so. Simply clicking the Stay muted button will keep your microphone muffled.
Mute or unmute a connected device
You have the ability to mute or unmute the device that you are using to attend a meeting whenever you are using a paired device.
To mute or unmute your device, select Mute device or Unmute device.
Mute while sharing
Mute others as a host or cohost
There are a variety of choices available to assist you in moderating the meeting or webinar that you are in charge of hosting or cohosting. You have the ability to mute specific users or everyone at once, stop participants from unmuting themselves, and mute users automatically when they enter the conversation. Participants in a webinar are automatically silenced and, unless otherwise instructed, cannot unmute themselves. When you hear background noise or when participants speak out of order, you can find it helpful to mute the participants..
- You can mute or unmute individual people by going to the Participants panel, finding their name, and then clicking the appropriate button to mute or unmute them. When you select the Unmute button, a request is sent to the participant, asking them to unmute themselves so that you can continue speaking.
- Open the Participants panel, and then select either Mute all or Unmute all to mute or unmute everyone in the room at once, with the exception of yourself and the presenter.
- To silence attendees as soon as they join a meeting or event, navigate to the Participants panel and select the silence on entry button.
Prevent participants from unmuting themselves
Participants in Meetings have the ability to freely mute and unmute themselves when they want to communicate. This behavior is the default setting. You have the option of preventing attendees from unmuting themselves if the situation calls for it, such as in large meetings, classroom settings, or training environments where you want to minimize distractions and select who is permitted to speak.
This is useful for taking inquiries from the people who are attending your meeting. For instance, you could ask those who are present at the gathering to raise their hand if they would like the opportunity to speak. Please see the page titled “Raise your hand in Webex Meetings and Webinars” for more information on how to do so.
Even when attendees are in their own individual breakout sessions, meeting hosts and cohosts have the ability to control whether or not attendees are permitted to unmute themselves.
The ability to unmute is always available to hosts, cohosts, and performers.
Participants in a meeting have the ability to freely silence and unmute themselves when neither the host nor a cohost of the meeting is present in the breakout session.
To uncheck a choice, go to the Participant panel and click More options. It would be helpful if participants could unmute themselves.
When this box is left unchecked, participants won’t be able to unmute themselves until you give them permission to do so.
Because attendees of Webex Webinars are muted by default, these settings only apply to panelists. In order for attendees to unmute themselves, authorization must first be granted.
Use Moderated Unmute mode
Meetings and webinars both have an option called Moderated Unmute at your disposal.
The Moderated Unmute mode enables hosts and cohosts to directly unmute participants and SIP-based video devices rather than prompting users to unmute themselves. This is in contrast to the standard Unmute mode, which only permits users to unmute themselves. A student’s microphone might be unmuted when the instructor calls on them, for instance. When a meeting or webinar is set to the Moderated Unmute option, a notification will appear at the very top of the meeting or webinar window to let everyone know.
You are able to schedule meetings and webinars with the Moderated Unmute mode, and you are also able to activate it for Personal Room meetings if it has been enabled by your administrator.
In the Participants section, next to the name of the participant whose sound you want to unmute, click the Unmute button.