When starting a group audio call on Skype, all participants will be muted by default, except for the organizer. The meeting’s organizer has the ability to choose which participants can share their audio signal. Muting and un-muting a participant’s audio connection will not remove them from the meeting or affect the incoming audio they hear. This article shows how to mute someone on Skype, on both Windows computers and Macs.
How to Mute Someone on Skype for Windows
Follow the steps below to mute a call participant on Skype for Windows.
Step 1: Open the Skype application on your PC.
Step 3: Right-click on the highlighted contacts and choose the “Start a Conference Call” option. The selected users will now be asked to join your audio meeting.
Step 4: Click the “Participants” button at the bottom of the conversation window. This button is indicated by the silhouette icon.
Step 5: Right-click on the name of the participant you wish to mute, and choose “Mute” from the contextual menu that appears. That person’s audio will now be muted to all other participants in the meeting.
How to Mute Someone on Skype for Mac
Follow the steps below to mute someone on Skype for Mac.
Step 1: Launch the Skype application on your Mac.
Step 2: Go to the “Conversation” menu at the top of the screen, and choose “Meet Now.”
Step 3: Drag users from your contact list into the new conversation window to invite them to the meeting.
Step 4: Click the “Participants” button at the top of the conversation window to display the list of active users in the meeting.
Step 5: Right-click on the name of the participant you wish to mute, and choose the “Mute” option.
Participants in a Skype group call also have the ability to mute their own audio, so that it is not heard by other participants. For more information on muting participants on Skype calls, refer to the Microsoft Support page. Be sure to raise any questions you come up with as you manage participants within a Skype group call down below.
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