How To Fix Google Meet Microphone Not Working

Google Meet is a video conferencing solution initially meant to be used for businesses. Right now everyone with a Google account can use this to create free meetings of up to 100 people for an unlimited amount of time. Although this is a solid performing application there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Google Meet microphone not working issue.

Google Meet has no sound

One issue that you might experience with Google Meet on your windows 10 computer is that you might not hear a sound during a video call. This can be caused by various factors however the most popular is due to Meet not given permission to use the microphone. Here’s how to fix this if you are using the Chrome browser.

Pre-requisites:

  • Restart your computer
  • Make sure that you are using the latest version of Google Chrome.

Check the browser microphone permissions to fix Google Meet microphone not working

You will need to give permission for Meet to use the microphone from the Chrome settings.


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Time needed: 5 minutes.

Chrome microphone setting

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser.

    You can do this by clicking on its icon from the Start menu list of applications.Google Meet Microphone Not Working

  2. Click on More.

    This is the three vertical dots on the upper right side of the browser.Google Meet has no sound

  3. Click on Settings.

    This will open the Settings window.Google Chrome settings

  4. Click on Privacy and security.

    This can be found at the left pane.Chrome Privacy and security

  5. Click on Site Settings.

    This can be found at the right pane.Site Settiings

  6. Click on Microphone.

    This can be found on the right pane.Chrome microphone setting

  7. Click on the forward arrow located after Google Meet.

    This will open the permission settings.microphone permission setting

  8. Make sure that Allow is chosen on the Microphone drop down box.

    This gives Meet permission to use the Microphone.allow microphone use

After performing the steps listed above you will successfully fix Google Meet microphone not working problem.

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