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Set Up Audio & Video in Google Meet

How to Set Up Your Camera, Microphone & Speakers in Google Meet

Set Up Audio & Video in Google Meet

If your computer setup has multiple cameras, microphones, and audio outputs, you can choose from them during a meeting.

Mute and Unmute

If you won’t be talking for a while during a meeting, you can mute your microphone to prevent unintended sounds from your end from being broadcast to the meeting.

  1. Click the Turn off microphone button to mute.
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    Your microphone is muted. While muted, no sounds from your end of the meeting will be sent to everyone else.

  2. Click the Turn on microphone button to unmute.
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Your microphone turns back on.

You can also mute another person if their audio is distracting. Hover your mouse over their video thumbnail and click the Mute button, or click a person’s name in the People pane and click the Mute button. For privacy reasons, you cannot unmute another person, so they will have to unmute themselves.

Toggle your Camera

You can also toggle your camera on and off during a meeting, if you need to temporarily prevent something distracting from being shown, or if your video feed is simply not necessary.

  1. Click the Turn off camera button to turn your camera off.
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    Your camera feed stops being sent to everyone else in the meeting. You will be represented instead by your Google account user icon.

  2. Click the Turn on camera button to turn your camera on.
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Your camera feed resumes.?

Change Audio Devices

If you have multiple microphones and speakers—for example, a headset with a microphone in addition to a laptop's built-in speaker and microphone—you can choose which ones you want to use.

  1. Click the More options button.
  2. Select Settings.
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    The Settings dialog box opens up to the Audio tab, where you can change which microphone and speakers you're using.

  3. Click the Microphone or Speakers list arrow.
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    A list appears of the available microphones or speakers connected to your computer. ?

  4. Select a microphone or speaker from the menu.
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The meeting will now use the selected microphone or speaker instead.

You can click the Test button to test your speaker setup by playing a sound through the selected device.?

Change Video Device

You can also change the camera that you use for a meeting, if you have multiple cameras available.

  1. While in the Settings dialog box, click the Video tab.
  2. Click the Camera list arrow.
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    All of the cameras connected to your computer are listed.

  3. Select a camera.
  4. Click Done.
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The Settings dialog box closes, and you resume the meeting using your updated settings.

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