How To Adjust The Microphone On A Chromebook

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Whether you’re using your Chromebook for video calls, recording a video, recording a podcast, or doing anything else that requires you to use the microphone on your Chromebook. You might want to adjust the volume of the microphone on your Chromebook to make your voice sound louder or quieter.

And in this article, I’m going to show you how that’s done whether you’re using the built in microphone on your Chromebook, or you’re using an external USB microphone.

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How To Adjust The Microphone Volume On A Chromebook

To adjust the microphone volume on your Chromebook, all you need to do is click on the icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen with the time on it.

how to adjust mic volume on chromebook

Now you will need to make sure the menu is expanded, so if it looks like this:

how to adjust microphone on chromebook

You’re good to go, but if it looks like this:

how to adjust microphone volume on chromebook

You’ll just need to click on the up arrow to expand it.

how to adjust the microphone on a chromebook

Now, near the bottom of this menu, you’ll see a speaker icon with a volume slider next to it that allows you to adjust the speaker volume. But to adjust the microphone volume, you’ll instead need to click on the arrow next to the slider.

how to change the microphone volume on a chromebook

Now, in this menu, under where it says “Input”, you should see the microphone you’re using, and a volume slider below it where you can adjust the microphone volume.

how to change mic volume on a chromebook

The built in microphone on my Chromebook is called “Front microphone”, so for me it says “Front microphone”, but on your Chromebook it might say something like “Internal microphone” or “Built In microphone” or something like that.

Or, if you’re using an external microphone with your Chromebook like a USB microphone, the volume slider will be below that microphone and the name will be whatever your external microphone is called.

how to change microphone volume on chromebook

(Click here to learn all about using a USB microphone with a Chromebook).

But regardless of what microphone you’re using or what it’s called, you’ll just need to click and drag this volume slider to the right to make your microphone louder…

how to change mic volume on chromebook

Or to the left to make it quieter.

how to change the microphone volume on chromebook

You’ll probably want to fiddle around with it a bit and do some testing to find the perfect volume level for your needs, but once you’ve got it the way you want it, you’ll be good to go!

And that’s all there is to it! So now you know how to adjust the microphone volume on your Chromebook.

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