Earlier this year, Google announced the ability for meeting hosts to mute everyone all at once in Google Meet on desktops/laptop devices. This change gives the host more control by helping them prevent or stop disruptions coming from unmuted users.
Meeting hosts and co-hosts are the only users in a meeting who can use the “mute all” feature. Once all participants are muted, the hosts and co-hosts cannot unmute them. However, users will be able to unmute themselves as needed. Please note: Users joining meetings using Pexip devices will not be muted. This feature is rolling out now on iOS, with availability for Android coming in later in 2021. We’ll provide an update on the Workspace Updates Blog once that becomes available.
Admins: There is no admin control for this feature.
End users: This feature will be available by default to meeting hosts. Visit the Help Center to learn more about muting participants in Google Meet.
Rapid Release and Scheduled Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on September 22, 2021.
Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers
Also available to Google Workspace Individual customers and users with personal Google Accounts
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