Change your video and audio settings

You can adjust your camera and microphone so that others can hear you and view your video better.

Change your camera settings

  1. On your computer, open
  2. Join a video call. 
  3. Before you join, or during the call, click More "" and then Settings "".
  4. At the left, click Video and then Camera.
  5. Select a setting. 
  6. In the top right, click Close .

Change your computer’s camera or video quality

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

Change the camera or video resolution

  1. In a web browser, open
  2. Click Settings Settingsand thenVideo.
  3. Choose a setting that 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.

Resolution setting options

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 are turn off.
  • Audio only – To use the least amount of data, you won't see any video.

Change your speakers and microphone settings

Tip: Using mismatched microphone and external speaker devices may cause echo. It is recommended to use a headset for the best audio.
  1. Choose an option:
    • Before a meeting, go to thenclick Settings Settingsand thenGeneral.
    • After a meeting starts, click More Moreand thenSettings Settingsand thenAudio.
  2. Choose a setting that you want to change:
    • Microphone – Select your microphone device.
    • Speakers – Select your speakers. To test your speakers, click Test.
  3. Click Done.

Turn on automatic video lighting adjustment

Important: This setting is only available on desktop and iOS devices.

When video lighting adjustment is on, Meet is able to detect if you are underexposed and can automatically enhance brightness to improve your visibility. Meet will prompt you to turn this feature on if you're underexposed and your device supports automatic recommendation. If you don't want Meet to automatically adjust the light, you can turn off video lighting adjustment.

What you need

  • A browser version that supports this feature:
  • Chrome with hardware acceleration turned on.
  • A browser that supports WebGL. 
  • A 64-bit operating system. 

Enable hardware acceleration 

Turn on hardware acceleration on Windows or Mac: 

  1. At the top right of a Chrome window, click Menu More and then Click Settings
  2. At the left, next to Advanced, click Down Down arrow.
  3. Click System Wrench.
  4. Turn on Use hardware acceleration when available.
  5. Restart Chrome.

Check WebGL support

Check if your browser supports WebGL at and verify that 'Major performance caveat' is marked as 'No'. Your browser might disable WebGL if the device is unstable or causes crashes. You can’t enforce WebGL on unstable WebGL devices. In some cases, it may help to update graphic card drivers or restart your browser. Learn more about WebGL support

Automatic recommendation

Automatic recommendation is only available to participants on a device with dual core or higher with hyper-threading. 

  1. On your computer, open
  2. Join a video call.
  3. Before you join, or during the call, click More "" and then Settings "".
  4. On the left, click Video and then Adjust video lighting 

Enabling light adjustment may slow down your device. You may want to turn off this feature to allow other apps to run faster on your computer.

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