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Essential Zoom Use Tip: Mute

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Posted in: Tech Tips, Working Remotely

Working remotely has taken the video conference to a new level in the legal field. Zoom has now become the most popular way to connect with co-workers and clients alike. However, not everyone is used to being “on camera” or having “live” audio, so here is an essential tip to follow when you are either hosting or participating in a Zoom meeting.

On Zoom, the mute button is your friend, whatever noises you might make (some of us snort, while others are heavy breathers…. or maybe you’re the type that talks to yourself out loud). Thankfully, through the miracle of the mute button, we need not share any of that with our fellow Zoomers. But don’t forget to unmute yourself when the time comes to make a brilliant contribution to the meeting.

  • Click the “Mute” microphone option in the bottom left hand corner. Click again to unmute. This mutes your own microphone — others on the call will no longer be able to hear you.

How to Mute on Zoom

  • If you are hosting a meeting, you can click the “Manage Participants” tab at the bottom toolbar. A number will indicate how many people are currently on the call.How to Mute on Zoom
  • Click “Manage Participants” to open the panel.  At the bottom are the controls to mute and unmute individuals.How to Mute on Zoom
  • Click the “More” button to see what features your participants have available during the meeting.  Click any option to turn on or turn off the setting.How to Mute on Zoom
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