How to Mute Zoom Audio Without Muting the Computer

Maaz Perwez

Ever since the pandemic, Zoom has been our go-to application for attending meetings or communicating between friends, colleagues. The app has grown drastically and is currently available across the platform and are used by many organizations and educational firms. With time Zoom has added a lot of new features to their video calling platform most people don’t even know that a feature like this exists, but other than that there are some Zoom audio call hacks that nobody knows. One such hack that today we are going to show you is the ability to mute Zoom audio during the calls without muting your computer.

While you are on Zoom meetings, you can turn down the volume but it sometimes becomes a mess as it turns down the volume of your whole computer which includes other applications running as well. There is a hack or you can also call it a feature of Windows which is very simple and using it you will be able to mute Zoom audio during calls without muting the whole computer.

Muting Zoom Audio without Turning Down the Computer Volume

If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 11, then you should be happy to know that Microsoft has released a system-wide feature called Windows Volume Mixer.

It is one of the best and easiest ways to control the audio of different apps at the same time, since it is a system feature, so it works flawlessly without any issues.

Windows Volume Mixer allows you to control the amount of audio output coming from different apps at the same time, so which means if you are on a Zoom call while you want to watch a YouTube video, then you can simply head to the Volume Mixer and turn down the volume of Zoom, while your YouTube audio output will remain unchanged.

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To access Windows Volume Mixer, all you need to do is, while on Zoom call and other apps are running, right-click on the volume icon from the bottom right corner of the taskbar and click on Volume mixer from the contextual menu.

From the screen that opens up, you will be able to control the volume levels of individual apps that are currently running and are using the computer’s speakers.

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You need to select the Zoom meeting toggle and either reduce the toggle to lower the volume or tap on the mute button to completely mute the zoom call audio.

This will mute the audio volume of your zoom call and won’t change the audio level of any other apps or the computer’s audio, everything will remain unchanged.

We hope to have helped you by providing you with such a hack through which you can mute your zoom audio call while enjoying your streaming or listening experience without hampering the sound or the quality of the audio. Make sure to share it with your friends and family who are always stuck in Zoom meetings.

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