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How to mute yourself on Zoom? How to turn off the video?

While video conferencing on Zoom with your office colleagues, friends or attending a class online, there are several reasons you might want to keep your audio on mute and turn off the video as well in order to avoid background noises that can potentially interrupt the meeting.

If you’re going to attend a meeting with large number of people in a noisy environment, don’t worry we have got you covered. In this article, we will guide you on how to mute your audio and turn off your video while attending a Zoom meeting using a mobile or desktop application.

How to mute your audio on Zoom app for Android or iOS?

To mute your audio during a Zoom meeting, follow the steps given below.

  • Tap on the screen to activate the toolbar. Then tap on the microphone icon located on the bottom-left corner of the screen to mute yourself in the meeting.
  • Tap on the microphone icon again in order to unmute yourself and speak.

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How to mute your audio on Zoom using desktop app?

To mute your audio during a meeting on desktop Zoom application, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Tap on the microphone icon located on the bottom-left corner of the screen to mute yourself in the meeting.

Step 2: Tap on the microphone icon again in order to unmute yourself and speak.

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How to turn off the video on Zoom app for Android or iOS?

You can turn off your video anytime during the meeting on Zoom application. Follow the steps mentioned below to turn off your video.

  • Tap on the screen to activate the toolbar. Then tap on Stop Video-the video camera icon located on the bottom toolbar of the screen to turn off your video in the meeting.
  • To turn on your video, tap on the Start Video option.

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How to turn off the video on Zoom using desktop app?

You can turn off your video anytime during the meeting on Zoom desktop application. Follow the steps mentioned below to turn off your video.

Step 1: Tap on Stop Video-the video camera icon located on the bottom toolbar of the screen to turn off your video in the meeting.

Step 2: To turn on your video, tap on the Start Video option.

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How to disable audio and video by default for Android or iOS?

You can by default disable your audio and video before entering a Zoom meeting. Follow the steps given below to disable audio and video by default.

  • Tap on the Settings icon located on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • Select Meetings from the list of options to open meeting settings.
  • In order to mute your microphone when joining a meeting, turn on the Always Mute My Microphone option by sliding the toggle to the right.
  • In order to turn off the video when joining a meeting, turn on the Always Turn Off My Video option by sliding the toggle to the right.

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How to disable audio and video by default using desktop app?

You can by default disable your audio and video before entering a Zoom meeting. Follow the steps given below to disable audio and video by default.

Step 1: Click on the Settings icon on the top-right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Select Audio from the left side menu then check Mute My Mic When Joining A Meeting to make it a default setting.

Step 3: Select Video from the left side menu then check Turn Off My Video When Joining A Meeting to make it a default setting.

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