How To Mute Teacher Google Meet

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Hey there, fellow students! Today, I’m excited to share a cool trick I discovered for muting your teacher in Google Meet. But, before you think I’m advocating misbehavior, let me clarify the situation.

Picture this: you’re in a Google Meet class, and your teacher is going on and on, not giving anyone a chance to speak or ask questions. It can be frustrating, right? Well, fret not, my friends, because I’ve found a way to mute your teacher while still being able to hear your classmates and participate in the discussion. Here’s how:

Step 1: Download the Google Meet Grid View Extension

The first thing you’ll need to do is download the Google Meet Grid View extension for either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. This extension allows you to see all the participants in the meeting in a grid layout, making it easier to keep an eye on who’s talking and who’s not.

Pro tip:

Make sure to enable the “Auto” layout option in the extension’s settings for the best experience. This will automatically switch between a grid view and a speaker view based on who’s talking.

Step 2: Mute your Teacher

Now that you have the grid view extension installed, it’s time to mute your teacher. Here’s how:

  1. Locate your teacher’s video thumbnail on the grid view. They might be the one with the larger video feed, typically at the top center.
  2. Hover your mouse cursor over your teacher’s video thumbnail, and you should see a series of icons appear in the corner of the thumbnail.
  3. Click on the mute icon to mute your teacher’s audio.

Voila! Your teacher’s audio is now muted, and you can finally concentrate on the class discussion without any interruptions.

Personal Commentary:

Now, I know what you might be thinking – isn’t muting your teacher a little disrespectful? Well, in most cases, yes. However, there are situations where muting your teacher can actually be beneficial.

For example, if your teacher tends to go off on tangents or digress from the topic at hand, muting them can help you stay focused and avoid unnecessary distractions. It can also be useful if your teacher has a habit of talking over students or dominating the conversation, preventing others from participating.

Remember, the goal here is not to disregard or disrespect your teacher, but rather to create a conducive learning environment for everyone. By muting your teacher, you’re taking control of your own learning experience while still being respectful towards them.


So, there you have it – a handy trick to mute your teacher in Google Meet. Just remember to use this technique responsibly and only in situations where it can truly enhance your learning experience. In the end, it’s all about finding a balance between actively participating in class and creating a distraction-free environment. Happy learning!