turn off meeting audio
We can turn off video, microphone but not audio in meeting.
When i need to use another application using audio, i have to leave the meeting or i will have 2 audio mixing and hard to understand
WORKAROUND (tested on macOS Big Sur):
Instructions for multi-device output in MacBook Pro to control Microsoft Teams and system audio independently
1. Plug in an external audio device routed to speakers (e.g. connected via headphone jack or USB/Thunderbolt audio interface).
2. Launch Audio MIDI Setup.
3. Click + symbol and select ‘Create Multi-Output Device’.
4. Ensure the output device (e.g. speaker connected via headphone jack) is checked.
5. Go to Teams device settings and under Speaker select the new Multi-Output Device. The volume control and mute button can be used to control the output as desired.
6. Go to System Preferences > Sound and select Sound > Output > MacBook Speakers. System audio (e.g. from Safari (YouTube/Facebook etc.) will now route to your MacBook speakers and can be controlled independently.
We need this feature for macOS. The ability to click a button to mute the entire meeting on Mac if we get a phone call or something and don't want to leave the meeting yet take the call, for example.
Ben Sacheri commented
As stated below, using the Teams client in Windows, here's an image of how to do it by clicking the speaker button in Device Settings.
Also, it can be done using the Volume Mixer, but you need to see if Teams is listed more than once.
*Microsoft* it sure would be nice to have this option on the main meeting window or a hotkey.
i just found how to mute
it is literally muting the whole site
refer the pictures below
This may be late but clicking on the 3 dot button, then selecting Device Settings, then, without toggling the volume slider, just click directly on the speaker button, that should mute only Teams.
Bad oversight not including this functionality... this is basic stuff. Going to the audio mixer is a pretty weak workaround.
Cee Willow commented
AGREED! I've been searching for this functionality for a few days now, and finally stumbled on this thread. First off, thank you all for letting me know it's currently not possible with Teams. YOU CAN DO THIS WITH OTHER PEER-TO-PEER applications, like WEBEX and ZOOM.
I recognize that participants joining the meeting (only those doing so on their computer via the app, by the way) can choose to disable their microphone and audio, but I want to be able to control this as the meeting organizer and DRIVE PARTICIPANTS to the phone line. I think everyone has a horror story of someone in the meeting creating a feedback loop because they don't know what mics/speakers to turn off.
I'm trying to pair MS Teams with an operator-assisted phone line for a high-level conference that would normally be televised. I now have to revert to either WebEx or Zoom to do this - something I didn't want to have to do.
Microsoft, the ball is in your court.
Robert C commented
If you join another meeting, it will put your current meeting on hold. I join a meeting that has not started yet. When a meeting is on hold, there will be a resume button for rejoining. Skype for business had a hold button in the meeting.
you can use the audio mixer to mute any program running. right click your volume icon and choose Open Volume mixer
Michael Z commented
Yes, it would be a lot easier to just stop voice all together while still in the meeting so we can still follow the presentation but take another call if needed though VOIP. Muting only is not really an option and I hate having to drop the call.
Michael Page commented
Microsoft drops the ball again. I wish our institution wasn't so tied to microsoft, especially Teams with is crippled in so many ways
yeah, you'd think Microsoft could built in this feature. It can't be hard to do. Get it together, Microsoft! I have multiple applications I need to toggle audio for, and it's annoying to have to ditch out of a meeting / call to answer my Cisco IP phone as I now work from home.
Neil Munro commented
What you can do as a workaround is attach a 2nd set of earphones (e.g. Bluetooth) and configure Teams for Bluetooth and Slack for Wired. This does work but I agree it would be much simpler to be able to mute the audio... with one audio device, if you turn the volume down in Teams, it also applies to other apps!
Brian O'Neil commented
It would be nice to turn off sound for Teams, but let other applications make sound. If i turn off the sound using the device settings, then everything on the machine goes silent.
Jesse Gonzales commented
I just open the menu in the meeting that allows you to turn the video on and off and mute yourself. Select the three-dot button. Select Show device settings and use the slider to turn the volume all the way down or how far you want. I know its a pain to do this every time but its the only way I've found to be able to listen to audio on another monitor while still in a Teams meeting on another monitor. Should work for single monitor use as well.
Agreed. Would have thought this is a basic feature. Creates huge problems when you want to join a meeting with a backup audio channel (e.g. phone) and you need the ability to seamlessly toggle between the two
We also may want no audio if we are already communicating with another person, If you are in a teams call and you start a screen share session that will place the original call on hold and you have to switch audio. There should be a way to just join a screen share session without audio to avoid the confusion.
Rick Bamirez commented
Agreed - this would be a great feature to have in Teams for users that primarily work out of a separate phone system, but still have Teams open for general collaboration within their organization.
We have a Teams meeting going all day for our team to pop in and out and chat with everyone but use a different system for our phone calls. It is quite a pain to have to leave the meeting entirely to take calls then rejoin the meeting from the main Team feed.