Mute all Google Meet participants at once

What’s changing

Meeting hosts in Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals and Education Plus domains can now mute everyone all at once in Google Meet.
New host option to mute all participants

This feature will launch to additional Google Workspace editions in the coming months.

Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

This change gives the host more control by helping them prevent or stop disruptions coming from unmuted users.

Additional details

The meeting host is the only user in a meeting who can use the “mute all” feature. Once all participants are muted, the meeting host cannot unmute them. However, users will be able to unmute themselves as needed.

The mute all feature will only be available for hosts who are joining from a desktop browser, but will be launching on other platforms in the coming months.

Getting started

  • 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.

Rollout pace


  • Available to Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals and Education Plus customers
  • Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, and Nonprofits customers