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Allow Hangouts Meet to access your camera and microphone

To protect your privacy, Hangouts Meet must request access to your computer camera and microphone before recording.

ITS strongly recommends and supports using the Google Chrome web browser for Hangouts Meet.


Allow access the first time you use Meet

  1. Visit
  2. Start or join a meeting.
  3. When prompted to allow access to "camera" and "microphone", click Allow.

If you're using macOS, you may need to additionally allow your web browser to access your camera and microphone.

Change camera or microphone settings

If you aren't asked to allow camera or microphone access, or if you previously blocked access, you can change your settings.

  1. Visit
  2. Start or join a meeting.
  3. Near the top right, in the location bar, you may see a "blocked camera" or "blocked microphone" icon.
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  4. Click the "blocked camera" or "blocked microphone" icon, then change the setting to "Always allow to access your microphone / camera"
  5. Click Done. The meeting will automatically connect.

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Browser requirements for using Hangouts Meet

Use your camera & microphone in Google Chrome

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