Hangouts mic not working on Windows? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Hangouts Mic Not Working on Windows? Ultimate Fix and Troubleshooting Guide 2024

Test and resolve Hangouts mic issues on Windows with our comprehensive troubleshooting guide and online mic tester



Updated on January 21, 2024

How to Fix Hangouts Microphone Not Working on Windows

  1. Check Microphone Permissions
    • Open the Google Hangouts app on your computer.
    • Click on the three dots in the top right corner and select "Settings."
    • Navigate to the "Audio" tab.
    • Make sure the microphone you want to use is selected and the volume is adjusted appropriately.
  2. Select the Correct Microphone
    • In a Hangouts video call, click on the three dots in the bottom right corner and select "Settings."
    • Under "Audio," click on the drop-down menu next to "Microphone" and select the microphone you want to use.
  3. Update Audio Drivers
    • Press Windows + X to open the Power User menu.
    • Select "Device Manager."
    • Expand the "Audio inputs and outputs" or "Sound, video, and game controllers" category.
    • Right-click on your microphone device and select "Update driver."
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update process.
  4. Restart Hangouts
    • Close the Hangouts app on your computer.
    • Re-launch Hangouts from your desktop or Start menu.
  5. Check Microphone Privacy Settings
    • Press Windows + I to open Settings.
    • Navigate to "Privacy & Security" > "Microphone."
    • Make sure that "Allow apps to access your microphone" is enabled.
  6. Troubleshoot Hardware Issues
    • Inspect the microphone cable for any damage or loose connections.
    • Connect your microphone to a different USB port or computer to test its functionality.
  7. Contact Google Support
    • Visit the Google Hangouts Help Center.
    • Describe your microphone issue and provide details.
    • Follow the guidance provided by the Google Support team.

By following these steps, you can diagnose and resolve common microphone issues in Google Hangouts, ensuring crystal-clear communication during video calls.