How to Mute Someone in Skype

By James T Wood

Skype allows calls to phones as well as other computer and smartphone application users.
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Skype is a Voice over Internet Protocol service that allows you to make voice and video calls over the Internet. Because of the variety of conditions that might exist on the other side of a Skype call, you might get excess noise and want to mute someone with whom you're talking. Skype provides both automatic and manual control for the microphone and speaker volume so that you can adjust what you're hearing in a call.

Step 1

Look at the bottom of the call window when you're in a Skype call. On the left you see an "End Call" button and then moving to the right is a button to mute your own microphone, then a button to adjust the volume on your computer.

Step 2

Click on the volume button and then drag the volume slider to the bottom to mute someone in a call in Skype.

Step 3

Ask someone to click the mute button for her microphone if you have a multi-person call and you just want one person to be muted. This can be helpful if one person has a lot of ambient noise that's interfering with the call quality.