How to fix Google Meet microphone not working issue?

Google’s online video conferencing application is definitely one of the best we’ve seen in a while. The implementation is simple and works surprisingly well.

There are some bugs and glitches here though. In this article, we’ll look at how to fix microphone issues in Google Meet.

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You’d be shocked how often people start talking during a video conference without realizing they’ve muted the sound. So if you are complaining that no one can hear you, the first thing to check is whether you are muted.

Press the large red microphone button just before the end call button to mute the sound and try again.

While the dating app works well in any browser, Google has a penchant for its own browser, so almost all of Google’s apps work best in Chrome.

If you are using a different browser, you can try switching to Chrome and using Meet there to see if that solves your problem.

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One of the most common solutions to many problems is to simply restart the application causing the problems, in this case the browser.

Try restarting your browser and joining the meeting to see if that fixes the problem.

If restarting the browser doesn’t help, try going one step further and restarting the computer. It can fix a number of seemingly random problems with almost any hardware or software component of your computer.

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Most popular web browsers ask for your permission before allowing access to your webcam, microphone or other devices.

If you’re having trouble with the microphone, check that your browser did give Google Meet access to the microphone itself. In most browsers, just click the padlock icon before the URL and make sure you have the necessary permissions.

If multiple audio inputs or outputs are connected to the computer, Meet can get confused and select the wrong devices as the desired audio input.

This way you can make sure that Meetup is using the right microphone.

Step one: Click on the three vertical dots in the lower left corner, then click Settings.

Step two: Under the Audio tab, make sure the correct microphone is selected.

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If the microphone input level of your PC or Mac is too low, others will not be able to hear you. Follow the steps below to make sure you have the correct values.

on PC

Step one: Press the Windows key and search for Sound. Click on the settings options in the search results.

Step two: Click on the Sound Control Panel option on the right.

Step three: Under the Recording tab, double-click the active microphone.

Step four: Check under Level whether the input level is high enough.

on Mac

Step one: Go to the Apple menu and click on System Preferences.

Step two: Click on the Sound button and then on the Input tab.

Step three: Choose your preferred microphone and set the appropriate sound levels.

Just as your browser can prevent many websites from accessing the microphone, your operating system can also prevent browsers from accessing the microphone. This is how you check if your browser can access the microphone.

on PC

Step 1: Press the Windows key and locate the microphone privacy settings. Click on the corresponding search result.

Step two: Make sure your microphone is available for another application and especially your browser.

on Mac

Step one: Go to System Preferences, then Security and Privacy.

Step two: Select the Microphone tab and make sure your browser has the necessary permissions.

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Windows 10 has a lot of extremely useful diagnostic tools built in that can help solve a number of problems on your PC. Here’s how.

Step 1: Press the Windows key and launch the troubleshooter. Press the appropriate option that appears on the screen.

Step Two: Click on the additional troubleshooter.

Step three: Scroll down to find the Record Audio troubleshooter and run it to fix the issues.

If your microphone is used by other applications or browser extensions on a Mac, Google Meet can’t use it effectively. To share the microphone with all applications that use it, close all open applications and enter the following command in Terminal.

sudo killall coreaudiod

Now try to restart Meet and join your meeting. The microphone should work fine.

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