Zoom has become an essential tool for online meetings, webinars, and virtual gatherings. However, sometimes the background noise can be distracting, such as when someone is typing on their keyboard or there is construction outside. In this article, we will show you how to mute Zoom sound on Mac.
Step 1: Join The Meeting
The first step is to join the Zoom meeting. You can either click on the meeting link or enter the Meeting ID and Passcode. Once you are in the meeting, you will see the Zoom controls at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Mute Your Audio
To mute your audio, click on the microphone icon at the bottom left corner of the screen. The icon will turn red, indicating that your audio is muted. You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Command+Shift+A” to mute and unmute your audio.
Step 3: Mute Other Participants
If you are the host of the meeting, you can also mute other participants’ audio. To do this, click on the “Manage Participants” button at the bottom of the screen. A sidebar will appear on the right side of the screen, showing a list of participants. Click on the “Mute All” button to mute all participants’ audio. You can also individually mute and unmute participants by clicking on their name and selecting “Mute” or “Unmute”.
Step 4: Adjust The Sound Settings
If you are still experiencing background noise, you can adjust the sound settings in Zoom. Click on the arrow next to the microphone icon and select “Audio Settings”. In the Audio Settings window, you can adjust the microphone volume, speaker volume, and test your audio. You can also select a different microphone or speaker if you have multiple devices connected to your Mac.
Step 5: Use The Spacebar
If you want to quickly mute and unmute your audio during a meeting, you can use the spacebar. When you are in the Zoom meeting window, press and hold the spacebar to temporarily unmute your audio. Release the spacebar to mute your audio again.
By following these steps, you can easily mute Zoom sound on your Mac and have a more productive and distraction-free meeting. Remember to adjust the sound settings if you are still experiencing background noise, and use the spacebar for quick muting and unmuting. Happy Zooming!