Change your computer’s video and audio settings

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

Change your speakers and microphone for Google Meet

Tip: Using mismatched microphone and external speaker devices may cause echo. It is recommended to use a headset for best audio.

On the web

  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 quality issues

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

  1. In a web browser, open
  2. Click Settings Settingsand thenVideo.
  3. Choose a setting you want to change: 
    • Camera—Select your camera device. If your camera is working, to the right of Video, you’ll see your video feed.
    • Send resolution—The image quality from your device that others see.
    • Receive resolution—The image quality that you see from other participants.
  4. Click Done.

Send resolution (maximum)

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

Receive resolution (maximum)

  • High Definition (720p)—(Available on computers with a quad-core CPU or higher) Uses more data, but you see a higher quality picture.
  • Standard definition (360p)—Uses less data, but you see a lower quality picture.
  • Standard definition (360p)—(single feed) To save more data, the other participants' thumbnails turn off.
  • Audio Only—To use the least amount of data, you won't see any video.
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