How To Mute The Host On Webex

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Hello readers!

Today, I want to share with you a trick that I recently discovered while using Webex. Have you ever been in a meeting where the host is continuously talking and you wish you could temporarily mute them? Well, you’re in luck! In this article, I will show you how to mute the host on Webex and regain control of your online meetings.

Step 1: Join the Webex Meeting

To begin, you’ll need to join the Webex meeting as a participant. Once you’ve received the meeting invite, click on the provided link or open the Webex application on your device and enter the meeting ID.

Step 2: Locate the Host Controls

Once you’re in the meeting, you need to locate the host controls. These controls allow the host to manage participants, share their screen, and control the audio settings. In the Webex application, the host controls are usually found at the bottom of the screen. Look for icons or buttons labeled “Host,” “Participant,” or “Meeting Control.”

Step 3: Mute the Host

Now that you’ve found the host controls, it’s time to mute the host. Click on the “Host” or “Participant” icon to access the participant list. In the participant list, you should see the name of the host. Look for an option to mute the host’s audio. This option may be labeled as “Mute Host” or “Mute Audio.” Click on it to mute the host.

Step 4: Enjoy the Silence

Once you’ve muted the host, you can sit back and enjoy the silence. No more interruptions or lengthy monologues from the host. Take this opportunity to focus on the meeting content or participate in the discussion without distractions.

It’s important to note that muting the host is a temporary action and only mutes the host for your device. Other participants will still be able to hear the host unless they mute the host on their end as well.

Overall, muting the host on Webex can be a helpful tool to ensure a productive and balanced meeting. Just remember to use this feature responsibly and considerate of others’ needs. After all, effective communication and collaboration are key to successful online meetings.


In conclusion, muting the host on Webex is a straightforward process that can enhance your meeting experience. By following a few simple steps, you can regain control of the meeting dynamics and focus on the agenda at hand. Remember, muting the host is a personal preference, and it’s always important to maintain a respectful and inclusive environment during virtual meetings.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you find this tip helpful in your future Webex meetings!