Windows 11 Now Lets Users Mute the Mic Right from the Taskbar

The most recent Windows 11 preview build introduces new functionality on the taskbar, as it allows users to mute their microphones with just one click.

The whole thing, however, only works in Microsoft Teams, with a microphone icon showing up in the system tray next to your regular network, volume, and battery icons. Simply clicking it allows you to mute and unmute the mic in just a second.

“No more awkward or embarrassing moments when you forget to unmute or mute your microphone. Starting with Microsoft Teams today, you’ll find a microphone icon automatically added to your taskbar when you’re actively in a call. You can see your call audio status, what app is accessing your microphone, and quickly mute and unmute your call at any time,” Microsoft explains in the announcement today.

Other apps can use the mic icon too

The icon only shows up when joining a Microsoft Teams meeting, and it stays there until you end the meeting. And the best of all i… (read more)

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