How to always join a Zoom call on mute

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We all take a ton of Zoom calls as part of the new normal. A few days ago, I joined one while I was “chatting” with my cat. I had assumed I would be dumb, but I was wrong.

Fortunately, the people on the call just heard my cat for a few seconds. It made me realize that there should be a setting to join an always muted call. Fortunately, I found it. Here’s how you can activate it:

  • Open the Zoom app on your desktop.
  • Head toward Preferences> Audio.
  • Select the “Mute microphone when joining a meeting” checkbox.