Teams Tip: Mute Audio and Video

While participating in a Teams meeting, you may be interrupted by someone walking in the room or a loud noise, such as a dog barking. Within the meeting, you can choose to turn off your camera or mute your microphone if there is an interruption that may distract the meeting.

  1. Move your mouse on the meeting screen until you see the on-screen control panel.
    On Screen Control Panel
  2. Locate the camera and microphone buttons on the on-screen control panel; click the camera to hide your video and the microphone to mute your audio.
  3. To resume, click the camera and/or microphone button again.

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