#Shweta has been trending on Twitter since Thursday after a Zoom audio call of a girl named Shweta (good her identity hasn’t been revealed) was leaked online. While Twitter users are making fun of the leaked Zoom audio call, one must learn from the incident and be more careful during a video call next time.

Most of the video calling platforms including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, among others allow users to mute their audio before or during a call but most of us don’t know how the mute audio feature works.

We will explain how you can mute yourself on Zoom, Microsoft Teams,  and Skype so that you don’t become the next “Shweta”.

How to mute audio during a Zoom call

STEP 1: First, open the Zoom app on desktop and mobile app on your device

STEP 2: Click on the Settings menu

STEP 3: Then tap on the Audio option

STEP 4: Check the ‘Always mute the microphone when joining a meeting’ option displayed at the bottom of the screen

STEP 4: Now, the mute button will be turned off automatically whenever you join a video call. You can mute and unmute yourself by clicking the mic icon whenever required.

Zoom, video calling service logo

How to mute audio during a Skype call

STEP 1: Open Skype Desktop or mobile app

STEP 2: Click on the profile photo and then on Settings

STEP 3: Select audio and video option

STEP 4: Adjust the microphone settings by clicking on the “Microphone” option on the Settings menu. You can mute and unmute yourself whenever required.

How to mute audio during a Microsoft Teams call

STEP 1: Open Microsoft Teams on PC or mobile

STEP 2: Click on Show device Settings

STEP 3: Then the select microphone option

STEP 4: Adjust the settings as per your requirement. You can mute and unmute yourself when required.

Microsoft Teams

Tech tips for you

We all have been accustomed to video calls more than ever before, thanks to the pandemic. More than fun, there’s a lot to learn from Shweta’s audio leak incident.

During a video or audio call next time, ensure to mute your mic before taking a phone call or talking to your friends or family members so that others don’t get to know your personal conversations.

We suggest you change the mic settings right away and mute the audio settings by default so that you are muted whenever you join a new call. There’s an option to always unmute yourself when required. Just tap on the mic option on the screen.

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