How to Enable your Microphone in Google Chrome
What You Should Know
Go to Settings > Privacy and security > Site Settings by clicking the three dots in the upper-right corner.
Alternatively, at the top of Chrome, click the lock icon next to the URL and select Site Settings.
Set permissions for particular websites in the Custom behaviors section.
This article shows how to enable or disable camera and microphone access in Chrome. The instructions are applicable to all desktop machines running the most recent version of Chrome.
How to Get to the Chrome Camera and Mic Settings
You may prohibit a website from accessing your microphone or camera, or enable a website to access either of them, under Chrome’s settings menu.
Open Chrome and select the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner.
You can use a keyboard shortcut to access the Settings menu. On Windows, press Alt+F or Alt+E, or F10, followed by the Spacebar. On a Mac, press Command+, (comma).
Choose the Privacy and security section.
Scroll down and select Site Settings.
In the Permissions section, select Camera, which contains the Camera and Microphone options.
Activate the Sites can ask to use your camera option. Repeat the process for the microphone and activate the Sites can ask to use your microphone option.
More Site Configuration Options
If you have numerous microphones or cameras, you can use a drop-down menu next to the default listing to select which one to use as the default device for Chrome.
Turn on the Don’t allow sites to use your microphone (or camera) option to prevent all access to your microphone (or camera).
Individual websites can have their camera and microphone access configured or blocked manually. Add them under Not allowed to use your camera (or microphone) or Allowed to use your camera in the Custom Behaviors section (or microphone).
When you remove a website from the block list, it does not automatically go to the allow list, and vice versa. The same concept applies to the list of permitted devices. Deleted sites are not added to the list of prohibited sites.
In Windows, how do I enable a microphone?
Go to Start > Settings > Privacy > Microphone on Windows. Then, in the Allow apps to access your microphone area, flip the switch to on.
How can I turn my Android device’s microphone on and off?
Select Settings > Site Settings from the Chrome app. Then, hit Microphone and toggle the Microphone switch on or off.