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QuietMeet is a neat new app that pauses your music during video calls

Quietmeet App Screenshot
Quietmeet App Screenshot (Image credit: Pedro Jose Pereira Vieito)

What you need to know

  • QuietMeet is a new app that can pause your music when you join a new video call.
  • Music will automatically resume when your call ends.
  • QuietMeet supports all the most popular meeting apps and services.

QuietMeet is a new app for macOS that will automatically pause your music when you join a web-based video call. It'll then automatically resume playback when the meeting ends, too.

The app, which is available for download via the App Store, is the kind of app that you might not have realized you needed but now that you know it exists, you won't be able to live without. It's all very simple, too — any time you join a meeting via Safari, Chrome, or app, your music will be paused so you're all set and ready to go.

In its current form, QuietMeet supports Zoom, Google Meet, Webex, Amazon Chime, and FaceTime and the app just lives in your Mac's menu bar, ready to do its thing.

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QuietMeet detects meetings in supported web browsers and apps and automatically pauses and resumes the Music app playback as needed.For example, if you open a Zoom or Google Meet web meeting QuietMeet will pause the current Music app playback and once you end the meeting it will auto-resume the playback!

If that sounds like something up your street you can download QuietMeet (opens in new tab) from the Mac App Store now. It's a bargain at just $1.99 when you consider how much use you could get out of it if you're frequently joining calls and forgetting to pause your tunes! This could well be the best Mac app you never knew you wanted!

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.