How To Mute Gotomeeting Call

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As a frequent user of GoToMeeting, I understand the significance of having the ability to manage audio during a meeting. Whether you are the host or a participant, having the option to mute or unmute yourself can greatly impact the meeting experience. In this article, I will walk you through the process of muting a GoToMeeting call, offering personal insights and commentary throughout.

Muting Yourself as a Participant

As a participant in a GoToMeeting call, you may need to mute yourself in certain situations. Perhaps there’s background noise on your end or you simply want to listen without contributing. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. First, locate the control panel at the top of your screen. It should appear as a black bar with various icons.
  2. Next, look for the microphone icon. It typically looks like a small microphone with a slash through it, indicating that it’s currently unmuted.
  3. Click on the microphone icon to mute yourself. You should see the slash disappear, indicating that your microphone is now muted.

Now you’re muted! Remember, as a participant, you can still listen to the ongoing conversation but your microphone will not pick up any sound from your end.

Unmuting Yourself as a Participant

Once you’re done being muted and want to join the conversation, follow these steps to unmute yourself:

  1. Locate the microphone icon again on the control panel.
  2. Click on the microphone icon, and you’ll notice the slash through it disappear, indicating that your microphone is now unmuted.

Now you’re back in the conversation! Feel free to speak up and contribute your thoughts.

Muting and Unmuting Participants as the Host

If you’re the host of a GoToMeeting call, you have the additional ability to mute and unmute other participants. This can be useful when moderating the discussion or minimizing background noise. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. As the host, you’ll have access to a control panel with various options. Look for the participant list, which usually appears on the right side of the screen.
  2. In the participant list, you’ll see a microphone icon next to each participant’s name.
  3. To mute a participant, simply click on the microphone icon next to their name. They will be muted, and the icon will change to show a slash through the microphone.
  4. To unmute a participant, click on the microphone icon again. The slash through the microphone will disappear, indicating that the participant is now unmuted.

As the host, you have the power to control the audio of the entire meeting, ensuring a smooth and focused conversation.


Muting yourself or others in a GoToMeeting call is a valuable feature that allows for better communication and eliminates distractions. As a participant, being able to mute yourself puts you in control of your audio presence. As a host, muting and unmuting participants gives you the ability to moderate the discussion more effectively. Next time you’re in a GoToMeeting call, don’t hesitate to utilize the mute feature when necessary!