Zoom: Mute All Participants

As a host or co-host, you can mute all of the participants in the meeting. 

  1. Select Participants in the toolbar.  
  2. Click Mute All at the bottom of the Participants window.
    • Note: Using Mute All mutes everyone else in the meeting, including co-hosts.
  3. (Optional): Check Allow participants to unmute themselves if you wish to allow participants to unmute at any time during the meeting.
    • Note: Even if you uncheck Allow participants to unmute themselves, the host and co-hosts will always be able to unmute themselves and participants.  
  4. Click Mute All to mute all current and future participants.

For additional details on muting features as a host or co-host, read Zoom's article on Muting and Unmuting Participants in a Meeting.

Notes for Meeting Participants:

  • As a meeting participant, you do not have the ability to mute others. If a participant's unmuted microphone is causing distractions, consider notifying a host/co-host or the participant using the chat feature.
  • As a meeting participant, if the host mutes you and does not allow you to unmute, you will not be able to unmute yourself unless the host changes the setting selection.
  • At this time, there is no setting in Zoom to mute chat notifications.