How to Turn on Microphone on Chromebook?

Do you want to start recording a video or make a voice call but don’t know how to turn on the microphone on your Chromebook? Don’t worry; we will show you how! 

There are five different methods that you can use to turn on the microphone on your Chromebook. In this blog post, we will discuss each of them and how to use them. Let’s get started!

How to Turn on Microphone on Chromebook: 5 Different Methods

To turn on the microphone on your Chromebook, you can use the settings menu, chrome://flags page, keyboard shortcuts, Google assistant, or chrome://settings page. Here are the steps for each method.

Method one: through the settings menu

The first method is to turn on the microphone through the settings menu. To do this, click on the “hamburger” icon in the top right corner of your screen and select “Settings.” Then, click “Advanced” and scroll down to the “Privacy and security” section. Click on “Content settings” and then select “Microphone.” Finally, click on the toggle next to “Ask before accessing” to turn it on.

Method two: through the chrome://flags page

The second method is to turn on the microphone through the chrome://flags page. To do this, type chrome://flags into your address bar and press Enter. Then, search for “Enable microphone” and click on the drop-down menu next to it. Select “Enabled,” restart your browser, and you should be good to go!

Method three: using a keyboard shortcut

The third method uses a keyboard shortcut to turn on the microphone. To do this, press Alt + Search + M (or Alt + Shift + M on some keyboards). It will open the microphone settings page, where you can click on the toggle next to “Enable” to turn it on.

Method four: using the Google Assistant

The fourth method is to use Google Assistant. To do this, press the Power button until you see the Google Assistant prompt. Then, say, “Hey Google, turn on my microphone.” Once your microphone is turned on, you can start using it!

Method five: through the chrome://settings page

The fifth and final method is to turn on the microphone through the chrome://settings page. To do this, type chrome://settings into your address bar and press Enter. 

How to Turn on Microphone on Chromebook

Then, scroll down to the “Advanced” section and click on “Privacy and security.” Click on “Content settings” and then select “Microphone.” Finally, click on the toggle next to “Ask before accessing” to turn it on.

There you have it! You can use five different methods to turn on the microphone on your Chromebook. 

We hope that this blog post was helpful and that you were able to find a method that works for you. If not, feel free to reach out to us; we would be happy to help.

Why is the Chrome microphone not working?

There are several reasons why your Chrome microphone might not be working. One possibility is that your device’s drivers are outdated or corrupted. Another case is a problem with the website on which you’re trying to use the microphone. And finally, it could be that your Chromebook’s settings are configured in a way that doesn’t allow the microphone to work properly.

If you’re experiencing problems with your Chrome microphone, here are five different methods you can try to get it up and running again:

  • Update your device’s drivers
  • Check the website’s permissions
  • Enable the microphone in Chrome settings
  • Allow sites to access your camera and microphone in Windows settings
  • Adjust your Chromebook’s audio input settings

How to turn off the microphone on Chromebook?

If you’re not using your microphone, it’s a good idea to turn it off. There are a few different ways to do this on a Chromebook.

The first way is to click the menu button in the screen’s upper-right corner and select “Settings.” Then, click “Advanced settings” and scroll down to the “Privacy and security” section. Under “Content settings,” click on “Microphone.” You’ll see a slider that you can use to turn off the microphone.

Another way is to click on the status area in the lower-right corner of the screen and look for the microphone icon. If you see a red slash through it, the microphone is off. If you don’t see the microphone icon, click on the up arrow to expand the status area.

Either of these methods will turn off your Chromebook’s microphone. Remember to turn it back on when you need it!

How to Turn on Microphone on Chromebook? – Conclusion:

This guide showed you how to turn on the microphone on a Chromebook. We also discussed some reasons why your microphone might not work. Finally, we showed you how to turn off the microphone when you’re not using it.

We hope that this guide was helpful and that you were able to get your microphone up and running again. If not, feel free to reach out to us; we would be happy to help. Thanks for reading!