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While waiting for a meeting to start i want to be able to put myself on mute.


While waiting for the host to start a meeting I can be waiting for sometime. When the meeting actually starts my microphone is automatically live and I can be caught out. I would like to be able to mute myself on the meeting wait screen.


Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Hi Mike 10


You can do it from your Zoom desktop client.


Disable audio by default

To enable Mute my microphone when joining a meeting:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture, then click Settings.
  3. Click Audio Shaimaa_0-1652768312225.png


  4. Select the Mute my microphone when joining a meeting check box.

Disable video or audio by default when joining a meeting

After clicking Join, you can also disable audio or video before entering a meeting by toggling the following options. 

To disable audio or video before joining a meeting:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom desktop client and join a meeting.
  2. Select the Do not connect to audio check box.
  3. (Optional) Select the Turn off my video check box if you want to disable your video.
  4. Click Join.

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