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Webinar - allow participants to unmute themselves by default?

tylerkurth
Newcomer
Newcomer

Good morning, 

 

Is there a way or option to, by default, allow participants in a webinar the ability to unmute themselves? I have done some digging, and I believe I found a way to enable it per meeting, but we would prefer it to be a default "going forward" option that anybody in a webinar can unmute themselves to speak. 

 

Thanks, 

 

Tyler Kurth 

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Ray_Harwood
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hey, @tylerkurth.

 

When you say "Participants", do you mean attendees (in the audience) or Panelists ("on stage")?  There is no way to enable Attendees to unmute themselves, except for individually by a Host or Co-Host from the Participant's window.

 

For Panelists: As of Zoom Windows version 5.17.1, the Participants More/ellipsis menu looks like this:

Ray_Harwood_0-1704674728255.png

There is the menu option labelled "Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves" (which only pertains to Panelists, not Attendees).  Mine defaults to Enabled, but I haven't found where you can change that default setting, if yours defaults to Disabled.


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Ray_Harwood
Community Champion | Customer
Community Champion | Customer

Hey, @tylerkurth.

 

When you say "Participants", do you mean attendees (in the audience) or Panelists ("on stage")?  There is no way to enable Attendees to unmute themselves, except for individually by a Host or Co-Host from the Participant's window.

 

For Panelists: As of Zoom Windows version 5.17.1, the Participants More/ellipsis menu looks like this:

Ray_Harwood_0-1704674728255.png

There is the menu option labelled "Allow Participants to Unmute Themselves" (which only pertains to Panelists, not Attendees).  Mine defaults to Enabled, but I haven't found where you can change that default setting, if yours defaults to Disabled.


Ray - Need Zoom Events/Sessions Help? Visit Z-SPAN.com.
Please click Accept As Solution if this helped you !

tylerkurth
Newcomer
Newcomer

Het Ray, 

 

Thanks for the reply. I figured that was the case seeing as I couldn't find the options either. Thanks! 

 

Thanks, 

 

Tyler Kurth