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Enabling Mute my microphone when joining a meeting Follow

Overview

Meeting attendees can choose to mute their microphone by default when joining a meeting by enabling Mute my microphone when joining a meeting. Once this setting is enabled, their microphone will be disabled/muted upon joining each meeting. Users will have to manually enable their audio if they want to unmute their audio. This setting is useful for attendees who are in loud environments or attendees who join a meeting late. This setting can prevent disruptions and noise in a meeting. 

Prerequisites

  • Zoom desktop client
    • Windows: 5.0.0 or higher
    • macOS: 5.0.0 or higher
    • Linux: 5.0.0 or higher
  • Zoom mobile app
    • Android: 5.0.0 or higher
    • iOS: 5.0.0 or higher

Enabling Mute my microphone when joining a meeting

Disabling audio by default

To enable Mute my microphone when joining a meeting:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom Desktop Client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Settings.
  3. Click Audio audio-button.png.
  4. Select the Mute my microphone when joining a meeting check box.

Disabling video or audio by default when joining a meeting

You can also disable audio or video before joining a meeting by toggling the following options after clicking Join

To disable audio or video before joining a meeting:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom Desktop Client.
  2. Click the Home tab.
  3. Click Join.
    • Enter the meeting ID or personal link name.
    • Enter your name.
  4. Select the Do not connect to audio check box.
  5. (Optional) Select the Turn off my video check box if you want to disable your video.
  6. Click Join.

Disabling audio by default

To enable Always Mute My Microphone (Android) or Mute My Microphone (iOS):

  1. Sign in to the Zoom mobile app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Settings settings-button.png
  3. Tap Meetings.
  4. Enable the Always Mute My Microphone (Android) or Mute My Microphone (iOS) toggle on-toggle-button.png.
    If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it.

Disabling video or audio by default when joining a meeting 

You can also disable audio or video before joining a meeting by toggling the following options after clicking Join.

To disable audio or video before joining a meeting:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom mobile app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Meet & Chat.
  3. Tap Join.
    • Enter the meeting ID or personal link name.
    • Enter your name.
  4. Under Join Options, enable the Don't Connect To Audio toggle on-toggle-button.png.
    If the setting is disabled, click the toggle to enable it.
  5. (Optional) Under Join Options, enable the Turn Off My Video toggle on-toggle-button.png to disable your video.
  6. Click Join.