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It’s time to end this madness. In all these apps, both audio and video are _enabled_.

Skype, Meet and Zoom use non-crossed icons to indicate that.

Face Time and Whatsapp use crossed icons.

Telegram uses crossed mic icon but non-crossed camera to indicate that both are enabled.

This mess means only one thing: both ways are wrong. You can’t indicate mute/camera state with a single icon. Whatever your reasoning might be, it’ll always be confusing. Don’t try.

Instead, use a control that clearly displays both states at once. I drew one for you. Feel free to copy. I’ll be only happy.