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Change your computer's video & audio settings

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Adjust your camera, microphone, and more to get the settings you need.

Change your speakers and microphone for Google Meet


  1. On your computer, choose an option:
    • Before a meeting, go to Meet.
    • After a meeting starts, click More "".
  2. Click Settings "".
  3. Click Audioand thenthe setting you want to change:
    • Microphone
    • Speakers
  4. (Optional) To test your speakers, click Test.
  5. Click Done.

Change your computer’s camera or video quality


On a computer, you can change the camera used for a meeting. You might also want to decrease the quality of your video if you experience:

  • Video or audio delays
  • Poor network connection
  • Low battery
  • Limited data available
  • Other video or audio issues

To change the camera or the video resolution when using Meet on your computer:

  1. In a web browser, open Meet.
  2. Click Settings ""and thenVideo.
  3. Select the setting you want to change: 
    • Camera—Your device
      (If your camera is working, to the right of Video, your video feed appears)
    • Send resolution—The image quality from your device that others see
    • Receive resolution—The image quality that you see from other participants
      Note: You can only change Send resolution and Receive resolution settings when you're in a video meeting.
  4. Click Done.

Send resolution (maximum)

  • High definition (720p)—Uses more data, but your camera will send a better quality picture
    (available on computers with a quad-core CPU or higher)
  • Standard definition (360p)—Uses less data, but your camera will send a lower quality picture.

Receive resolution (maximum)

  • High definition (720p)—Uses more data, but you see a higher quality picture
    (available on computers with a quad-core CPU or higher)
  • Standard definition (360p)—Uses less data, but you see a lower quality picture.
  • Standard definition (360p), one video at a time—To save more data, the other participants' thumbnails turn off.
  • Audio only—To use the least amount of data, you see no video.

Note: To change the camera or audio on your mobile device, see Change your mobile camera or audio device for Meet.

Filter out noise from your video meetings


Important: Noise cancellation is not yet available in South Africa, UAE, and the immediately surrounding areas.

To help limit distractions in your video call, you can filter out background noise. Meet can remove background noises such as typing, closing a door, or the sounds of a nearby construction site.

  • Audio capture from screen sharing won’t be affected by noise cancelling.
  • Meet filters out noises that don’t sound like voices. Voices from TV or people talking at the same time won’t be filtered out.
  • If non-speech is an important part of your call, like playing musical instruments, turn off noise cancellation.

Noise Cancellation is available on desktop/laptop, Android, and iOS for these Google Workspace editions:

  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Education Plus
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade
  • Workspace Individual Subscriber

Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Workspace Individual Subscriber accounts: Noise cancellation is on by default.

Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade accounts: Noise cancellation is off by default.

For all Workspace accounts: If you turn Noise cancellation on or off in a meeting, the setting is saved for future meetings.

Turn on noise cancellation

Noise cancellation is off by default, but you can turn it on or off before or during a video meeting.

Before a video meeting

  1. Go to Meetand thenselect a video meeting.
  2. Before you join, at the top, click More ""and then Settings "".
  3. Click Audio "".
  4. Turn on Noise cancellation.
  5. Click Join now.

In a video meeting

  1. At the bottom, click More ""and then Settings "".
  2. Click Audio "".
  3. Turn on Noise cancellation.

Tip: To check how much noise is cancelled out, next to your self preview at the top-right corner of your screen, look at the Voice indicator "". It reflects what others might hear. Blocked sounds that others can't hear don't move the indicator.

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