My microphone isn't working

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There are a few things that can prevent other users from hearing you correctly.

If you're using VRChat for Oculus Quest, please first ensure that your microphone works in other applications. After doing that, uninstall the VRChat application completely and then reboot your device (hold the power button and power it off, then hold it again to power it back on). Install VRChat, and make sure to allow microphone access when starting the application.

If you're running VRChat on PC, please try these steps.

  1. Right-click the speaker in the bottom right of your screen, click Recording Devices, and ensure that the level on the microphone goes up when you talk. Also, please ensure your mic is enabled.

  2. Is the mic on the bottom left of your menu crossed out? If it is, click it to unmute yourself.

  3. Open your Settings menu, and make sure that your Microphone Level slider is all the way to the right.

  4. Ensure the correct recording device has been selected in your Settings menu. If you're not sure, try a few of them.

  5. Try right clicking on the speaker button at the bottom right, go to recording devices, and double-click on the mic you are using. Enabled listening, and increase my microphone level to 100, and raised the microphone boost to +30dB. If you can hear yourself loudly now, then that may have fixed your issue. Please make sure you uncheck Listening after you’re done!

  6. If you're using a USB microphone or headset, try using some other recording device. Some USB audio devices have problems with VRChat.

  7. If you use voice chat applications like Discord, please make sure they aren't running in Admin Mode.