Google is rolling out a new feature that will allow you to Mute all Google Meet participants at once. Some of you may already have this feature as it slowly gets rolled out to all Google Rapid Release customers. This feature began a gradual rollout (up to 15 days) that started on February 17th.

What’s changing

Meeting hosts in Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals and Education Plus domains can now mute everyone all at once in Google Meet.

Additional details

The meeting host is the only user in a meeting who can use the “mute all” feature. Once all participants are muted, the meeting host cannot unmute them. However, users will be able to unmute themselves as needed.

The mute all feature will only be available for hosts who are joining from a desktop browser, but will be launching on other platforms in the coming months.