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Google Chat will be replaced by Hangouts on June 26, 2017. Learn how to use Hangouts.

Changing device settings

You have the option of changing which camera, microphone, and speakers the voice and video chat plug-in utilizes. To access your settings:

  1. Click the Options button at the bottom of your chat list.
  2. Select Chat settings... from the menu.
  3. Adjust the selections in the drop-down menus for your camera, microphone, and speakers. In Gmail, make sure you look in the Voice and video chat section of the settings page.

Additionally, we recommend that you click the Verify your settings link to expand a section to test your new settings.

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