After setting up a meeting on meet, the famous Google platform for creating and participating in online conferences, you shared the link with all the participants without encountering any problems. You have now started the video conference and started talking. Unfortunately, however, the other participants have told you that they cannot hear your voice and, analyzing the problem better, you have noticed that your microphone is deactivated.
This is actually the case and you would like to know then how to activate the microphone in Meet? In that case, let me provide you with all the information you need to succeed in your intent. If you give me a few minutes of your free time, I can show you the detailed procedure to allow Meet to use the microphone of your computer, smartphone or tablet and activate/deactivate it whenever you wish.
If you agree and can’t wait to find out more, let’s not waste any more time chatting and see how to proceed. Make yourself comfortable, carve out five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. By carefully following my instructions and trying to put them into practice, I assure you that enabling the microphone on Meet will really be child’s play. Let it bet?
How to activate the microphone on Meet from PC
Let’s start with the PC side. The first operation to be implemented for turn on the microphone in Meet from a computer is to allow the web browser you use to host the meeting to use your microphone and webcam. Subsequently, it will be possible to activate or deactivate both one’s own microphone and deactivate that of the participants, by pressing the appropriate buttons. Find everything explained in detail right below.
How to activate the microphone on Google Meet
For activate the microphone on Google Meet, connected to the main page of the service and, if you haven’t already done so, log in with your Google account. Then click on the button Log inselect the Google account of your interest on the screen Choose an accountenter its password in the field Enter your password and press the button After you to log in.
Now, click on the button Start a meeting and, if this is your first time using Meet, you should see the message Allow Meet to use your camera and microphone: then press the button Allowto allow your browser to use your computer’s microphone. Once this is done, click on the icon of three dotschoose the option Settings and make sure the tab is selected Audio.
At this point, if you want to use a different microphone than the one indicated in the field Microphone (e.g. an external microphone), press the icon arrow pointing downselect the microphone of your interest using the appropriate drop-down menu and click on the button endto save the changes.
Once this is done, press the button Participateto start the meeting, and press the icon microphone visible at the bottom, to activate and deactivate the microphone as often as you like. If, however, you do not see the option to activate/deactivate the microphone, it means that you have started a meeting choosing the mode Presentswhich allows you to share your computer screen but does not allow the use of the microphone.
If you need to make a presentation with Meet and, at the same time, have your voice heard by the participants, you can start a “normal” meeting and then activate the function Presents. To do this, access the main Meet screen, click on the buttons Start a meeting And Participate and, in the new screen that appears, select the option Submit nowbottom right.
Then select the transmission source of your interest (A Chrome tab, Your full screen And A window) and click the button Share, to start the presentation and let the participants hear your voice. Again, you can mute and unmute the microphone at any time by pressing the icon microphone, down. To find out more, I leave you with my guide on how to present on Google Meet.
I point out that if you are the organizer of the meeting, you can also deactivate the microphone of the other participants but, once this is done, only the user in question will be able to reactivate it.
To do this, click on the iconlittle man in the top menu, select the card Peopleidentify the user whose microphone you want to mute and click on the relative icon microphone. Then press the button Mute microphoneto confirm your intention, and that’s it.
How to activate the microphone on Meet with the keys
If you are wondering if it is possible activate the microphone on Meet with keyboard, you’ll be glad to know that the answer is positive. In fact, by pressing a suitable combination of keys it is possible to quickly activate and deactivate your microphone.
If you have a Windows PCsafter starting a video conference with Meet or accessing a meeting using its invitation code, you can use the key combination Ctrl+D both to activate and deactivate the microphone, while pressing the keys Ctrl+E you can activate/deactivate the camera.
For turn on the microphone in Meet on Mac using the keyboard, however, you can use the key combination cmd+d as many times as you like, while with the key combination cmd+e you can activate/deactivate the camera used to broadcast on Meet.
How to activate the microphone on Meet from mobile
As you well know, Meet is also available as an application for Android and iPhone/iPad devices. The latter allows both to organize new meetings and to participate in video conferences organized by other users and whose access code is known.
In both cases, to be able to activate the microphone on Meet from a mobile phone (or tablet) you need to allow the app in question to use the microphone of your device. To do this, when you first start Meet, tap on the item Continues and press the button Allow (on Android) e Okay (on iPhone/iPad).
If, when you first launch the app, you have prevented Meet from using your mobile phone’s microphone, you can change this option at any time: if you have a device androidall you have to do is log in to Meet with your Google account (if you haven’t already) and tap on the icon microphone. In the screen Allow Meet to record audio?press on the entry Allow And that’s it.
If, on the other hand, you have a iPhones (or an iPad), access the Settings of iOS/iPadOS, by pressing on the icon gear wheel visible on the home screen of the device, scroll the new screen displayed downwards, press on the item meet and move the switch next to the option Microphone from OFF to ONto allow Meet to use your iPhone/iPad microphone.
At this point you are ready to start a new meeting by pressing the button New meetingor join a conference for which you have been provided with the access code, by tapping on the options Meeting code And Join the meeting. In both cases, the microphone should be active by default.
During a meeting, you can mute and unmute the microphone as many times as you want, simply by pressing the icon microphone. Furthermore, if you are the organizer of the conference, you can also mute the microphone of the other participants by pressing the iconlittle man. In the new screen that appears, then tap on first name of the user you wish to mute and press the relative icon of microphoneto disable it. Easier than that?!