How To Mute Phone On Gotomeeting

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As someone who attends virtual meetings regularly, I understand the value of a calm and undisturbed setting. Muting your phone during a GoToMeeting session is a crucial courtesy. In this article, I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to mute your phone while on a GoToMeeting call.

The Importance of Muting

Before we dive into the details, let’s briefly discuss why muting your phone is so important during a GoToMeeting session. By muting your phone, you eliminate any background noise that may disrupt the meeting, such as barking dogs or noisy neighbors. This helps maintain a professional and distraction-free environment for all participants.

How to Mute Your Phone on GoToMeeting

To mute your phone on GoToMeeting, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the GoToMeeting application on your device.
  2. Join or start a meeting by entering the correct meeting ID or clicking on the meeting link provided by the organizer.
  3. Once you are in the meeting, locate the audio settings icon. It usually looks like a microphone or a speaker.
  4. Click on the audio settings icon to reveal the audio options.
  5. In the audio options, you should see a “Mute” button. Click on it to mute your phone.
  6. Alternatively, most devices have a physical mute button that you can press to mute and unmute your phone. Check your device’s user manual for more information.

It’s important to note that muting your phone on GoToMeeting will only mute your audio. You will still be able to hear other participants and receive audio from the meeting.

Personal Reflections

As someone who has attended numerous virtual meetings, I have learned the value of muting my phone during a GoToMeeting call. Not only does it prevent any embarrassing background noises, but it also allows me to focus on the discussion at hand without any distractions.

I remember a specific incident where I forgot to mute my phone during a meeting. Suddenly, my dog started barking loudly, causing everyone to pause and turn their attention to my end of the call. It was not only embarrassing but also disrupted the flow of the meeting. Since then, I always make it a point to mute my phone before joining any GoToMeeting session.


By muting your phone during a GoToMeeting call, you contribute to a more professional and distraction-free environment for all participants. It’s a simple step that can greatly improve the overall meeting experience. So, next time you join a GoToMeeting session, remember to mute your phone and enjoy a seamless virtual meeting.