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Mute participants from the start


Dear community!


There will be another free Zoom meditation with over 500 participants.

Last time the problem was that when I as co-host wanted to mute everyone, I also muted the host. The participants were able to cancel the specified mute setting.

And new participants who joined always disrupted the meditation.


I know from other large meditations that the participants are muted from the start and cannot unmute themselves. 

We want that too.

No participant should be able to switch freely without consent. And all participants should be and remain silent from the start. 


Can anyone help me with this?

How should the meeting be structured? What is to be considered? 


Thank you from the bottom of my heart.🤗


Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hi @melanie_jok 


Activate 'Mute Upon Entry' and Lock it Down: To ensure a disturbance-free meeting, follow these steps:

1. Log in to your Zoom web portal and navigate to Settings > Meeting > Schedule Meeting.
2. Enable the "Mute participants upon entry" option to automatically mute all joining participants.
3. To prevent participants from unmuting themselves, click Participants during the meeting, select Mute All, and uncheck "Allow participants to unmute themselves" in the pop-up window. 


Muting/unmuting participants in a meeting (

Securing Your Meetings | Zoom


Hope this helps - Happy to help further!!
Thank you very much and have a great one!
Warm regards