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Mute mic and turn video off

If you don't want people to hear you or see your camera feed for a moment, you can mute your audio, video, or both.

Turn off your microphone

At the bottom of your video call window, click the microphone icon . When your microphone is off, the icon will turn red.

Turn your microphone on again

At the bottom of your video call window, click the microphone off icon . When your microphone is on, the icon will turn gray.

Turn off your video

At the bottom of your video call window, click the camera icon . When your camera is off, the icon will turn red and everyone else will see your Hangouts profile photo.

Turn your video on again

At the bottom of your video call window, click the camera off icon . When your camera is on, the icon will turn gray and everyone else will see your live camera feed.

Troubleshoot audio or video issues

If you are experiencing audio or video issues during a video call, like if you can't hear or see someone or you can’t make a video call, try these troubleshooting steps.

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