How To Unmute All Participants In Webex

Enabling all attendees to speak in Webex can be a helpful tool, particularly in sizable gatherings or online seminars where you aim to promote engagement and discourse. This guide will walk you through the process of unmuting all participants in Webex and offer some personal advice and thoughts along the way.

Step 1: Host Controls

As the host of the Webex meeting, you have access to various host controls that allow you to manage the participants. To begin, make sure you are logged in as the host and have started the meeting.

Step 2: Participant Panel

Locate the participant panel on your Webex interface. It is usually located on the right-hand side of the screen. Click on the “Participants” or “Attendees” button to open the participant panel.

Step 3: Unmute All

Once the participant panel is open, you will see a list of all the participants in your meeting. Look for the control options at the bottom of the panel. Depending on your version of Webex, you may see an option to “Unmute All” or “Allow All to Talk.”

In my experience, it’s important to use this feature carefully and consider the context of your meeting. Unmuting all participants can lead to a chaotic and noisy environment, making it difficult to maintain focus and productivity. It’s advisable to use this feature sparingly and only when necessary.

Step 4: Communicate with Participants

Before unmute all participants, I suggest communicating your intentions to the participants. Inform them about the upcoming discussion or question that requires active participation. This ensures that participants are prepared and aware of the unmute feature.

Step 5: Monitoring and Managing

Once you have unmuted all participants, it’s essential to monitor the meeting closely. Be prepared to step in and manage any instances of background noise or participants talking over each other. You have the ability to individually mute participants again if needed, or use the “Mute All” option to regain control of the conversation.

Remember, as the host, it’s your responsibility to create a productive and inclusive environment. Encourage participants to raise their virtual hand or use the chat feature to ask questions or make contributions. This can help maintain order and ensure that everyone has a chance to participate.


Unmuting all participants in Webex can be a powerful tool for fostering engagement and collaboration. However, it should be used judiciously to prevent any disruptions or distractions during your meetings. Communicate clearly with participants and be prepared to manage the meeting effectively to ensure a productive discussion. With these steps in mind, you can confidently navigate the unmute feature in Webex.