Although two years have passed since, with the beginning of the confinement as a result of the pandemic, everyone spent weeks at home and video calls and virtual meetings proliferated, there are still those who find it difficult to mute the microphone and prevent sounds from sneaking in unwanted while holding an online meeting. And in any case, it is never too late to continue receiving tips that facilitate the practice of videoconferences .
To definitively resolve this matter, a series of tips, tricks, and especially keyboard shortcuts that allow you to mute the microphone on the most common platforms with which video calls and virtual meetings are made are going to be offered below.
In addition, in the case of computers, the different keyboard shortcuts for both the Mac and Windows operating systems are added. The platforms for which they are included are: Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Slack and Zoom.
How to mute the microphone on Mac computers
For Mac computers, the keyboard shortcuts that block the user’s microphone are:
-Google Meet: Command + D
-Microsoft Teams: Command + Shift + M
-Slack: Command + Shift + Spacebar
-Zoom: Command + Shift + A
How to mute the microphone on Windows computers
For Windows computers, the keyboard shortcuts that block the user’s microphone are:
-Google Meet: Control + D
-Microsoft Teams: Control + Shift + M
-Slack: Shift + Shift + Spacebar
-Zoom: Alt + A
In addition, there is also an application that allows you to mute the computer’s microphone while holding the videoconference in a simple way without having to remember these keyboard shortcuts .
It is the free utility tool Power Toys from Microsoft, which although it has microphone mute activated by default configured through its own keyboard shortcut (Windows Key + Shift + A) can be configured so that the user himself personalizes the keyboard shortcut so that it is the one that you can most easily remember.