If your computer setup has multiple cameras, microphones, and audio outputs, you can choose from them during a Zoom meeting.
Mute / Unmute
Toggle your microphone off or on. If you’re not talking, keep your microphone muted so that background noise does not disrupt the meeting. While your microphone is muted, you can press and hold the spacebar to temporarily unmute yourself. You can also click the menu arrow next to the Mute / Unmute button to change your microphone or speaker or access other audio settings.
Stop / Start Video
Toggle your camera off or on. Depending on the etiquette of the group, you may turn off your camera when not actively participating to reduce distractions. You can also click the menu arrow next to the Stop / Start Video button to change the camera used for the meeting, change your virtual background, or change other video settings.
Control several security settings for your meeting. You can lock the meeting, toggle whether to use a waiting room, and control whether participants can mute themselves, toggle their camera, or share their screen.
Pop out the Participants pane, where you can see who is in the meeting and who is in the waiting room. You can mute specific people, mute everyone, invite new people, and remove people from the meeting.
Pop out the Zoom Group Chat pane, where you can send chat messages to everyone else in the meeting, or choose a specific person to send a message to. You can also share files here.
Lets you share your entire screen, a single window, or a whiteboard that you and meeting attendees can draw on.
Record a video of the meeting. Depending on the features of your account, you can record a meeting to the cloud or to your computer.
Display a reaction emoji on the screen that other meeting participants can see. You can choose from a hand raise emoji, or an applause emoji.
Your microphone status is represented by an icon on the toolbar at the bottom of the Zoom window. If you’re not going to be doing much talking during a meeting, muting your microphone will prevent any distracting noises from your end from interrupting the speaker.
Just like your microphone status, your camera status is also indicated on the toolbar at the bottom of the Zoom window. You can toggle your camera off when you don’t want other participants to see you or your surroundings.