WebEx has a feature that plays the news while you wait for the meeting organizer to arrive. It’s a nice idea in theory, but it can make it difficult to, say, write an email while you wait.

To mute the news feed, this is all you need to do:

  • Wait until you hear the news feed and then…
  • Hit *60 quickly (*6 is used for some other functions, which is why the numbers need to be entered rapidly)

The news feed will mute and you will then hear silence.