How to Enable Camera, Sound, and Microphone in Google Chrome

If you want to use your Camera in Google Chrome to do Google Hangouts, Skype or Facebook video calls, then it’s annoying if the camera, sound or microphone is not working in Google Chrome.

In this tutorial, I will explain you step by step how to turn on your Camera, Sound, and Microphone in Google Chrome.

However, it is important that the peripheral equipment already works on your device. Therefore, make sure that the Camera, Sound, and Microphone are properly connected and working on your device. It is not possible to configure the Camera, Sound or Microphone devices in Google Chrome, only to enable them.

How to Enable Camera, Sound, and Microphone in Google Chrome

So we’re going to start by opening up the Google Chrome web browser if it’s not already open and you navigate over to near the top right corner of the browser and you want to click the three dotted icon near the top right.

Open the Google Chrome menu en click on Settings. Now you will scroll down this Settings page to Advanced, this should open up new options if you scroll down further.

Click on Site Settings – control what information websites use and what content they can show you -.

content settings google chrome

Enable Camera in Google Chrome

The first content setting you want to look at is Camera.

camera settings google chrome

Make sure your Camera is connected to your computer and visible in the drop-down box. If the camera is not present, reconnect the Camera and install the appropriate camera driver software.

So, if there any sites are blocked you would see them here and when websites were enabled they would be listed here as well.

If you wanted to just turn the Camera off you just switch to the off position so which the Camera is permanently blocked. However, if it was currently off you just want to switch the Camera enabled to the on position.

Switch to on, which is recommended, will force websites to ask for Camera permission before accessing, pretty straight forward on that.

Enable Sound for Microphone in Google Chrome

Basically, the same thing would go for a microphone. So we’re going back to the Content Settings page.

You see there’s also a Sound – optional allow sites to play sound – page.

sound settings google chrome

Again, you want to have the “allow sites to play sounds” switch on.

Enable Microphone in Google Chrome

Go to the Content Settings page, find the Microphone – ask before accessing – page. Open it to go to the Microphone settings in Chrome.

You can see if you click this drop-down menu there might be multiple microphones. Make sure you select the right one.

microphone settings google chrome

So if one Microphone isn’t working, try a different one in here, there’s only a couple more try from hopefully by process of elimination you’ll be able to figure out which one is the correct Microphone for your device.

Make sure the on switch is enabled for the Microphone and no webpages are blocked from using the Microphone in the blocked section.

Got an echo in your Microphone? Try enabling WebRTC Echo Canceller 3 and advanced Google Chrome feature.

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