How to Change Camera and Microphone Access Settings in Chrome

On a relatively routine basis I get concerns from readers that go something like this, “Im trying to use Flipgrid however my video camera wont work. What can I do?” A variation on that question requests help with a microphone..

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When youre trying to utilize a site like Flipgrid, Vocaroo, GoSynth, or any other site that you want to use to record audio or video you need to give access to your computer systems mic and cam. In Chrome you can do that in the privacy and security settings. Search for the site that you want to adjust your settings for.

An alternate way to gain access to these settings is to click on the “lock” icon in your browsers address bar while visiting the website on which you desire to change video camera and microphone settings. That alternative works most of the time, but not always.

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